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93 globular, golden beads in three sizes strung on synthetic monofilament. The 9 large beads and 2 small beads are shinier than the 82 medium sized beads which are more tarnished. Some of the medium sized beads have traces of red pigment. The beads are constructed of two half spheres of metal that are forced together around the equator of the bead. These beads are precisely cut and joined at the seam.

History Of Use

These beads may be from a variety of necklaces and adornments that were used in both life and funereal contexts. There are several styles and alloys present. These types of beads often have Chimu associations (north coast, 750-1476 C.E.) but may not be limited to the Chimu Style.


Pre-Conquest, before 1532 C.E.

Item History

  • Made in Peru before 1532
  • Collected between 1949 and 1966
  • Owned by Anonymous before May 4, 1981
  • Received from Anonymous (Donor) on May 4, 1981

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