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A fine Inca Carnelian Tube Bead, set as a pendant, ca 1400-1560 CE

C1904

A superb cylindrical carnelian crystal, sourced by the ancient Inca people then painstakingly hand-carved, drilled and polished almost 700 years ago.  

Known as a stone of motivation and endurance, leadership and courage, Carnelians have protected and inspired throughout history.

Set as a pendant on a 16" sterling silver chain.

Condition:  Expected signs of wear that do not detract, intact and in very good condition overall.  A lovely example.

Provenance:  Private Maryland collection, acquired in the 1960s and then by descent.


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