This charming pendant represents the “gusanos”, grub worm, that features prominently in the beads found in the Tairona culture, a Chibcha-speaking group from northern Colombia. This example is beautifully carved with incised detail.
Dimensions: Pendant length: 3/4 inch (1.9 cm), strung as a necklace on a 20-inch (50.7 cm) tarnish-resistant sterling silver chain.
Condition: The pendant is intact and in very good condition overall.
Provenance: Private Florida collection, acquired in the early 1970s.