Necklace of greenstone beads

Calima (?)
A.D. 100–900


Object Place: Cauca and Calima River Valleys, Valle de Cauca Department, Colombia

Dimensions

0.2 x 62.5 cm (1/16 x 24 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1980.640

Medium or Technique

Greenstone and gold

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

Modern stringing of tiny greenstone beads and two sheet gold beads; modern gold clasp.

Provenance

Descended in the Coolidge Family, Massachusetts; to Catherine Coolidge Lastavica in 1959; to MFA, December 1980, gift of Catherine Coolidge Lastavica.

Credit Line

Gift of Catherine Coolidge Lastavica