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A huge Tairona Culture Quartz Bead, ca. 1st millennium CE

Q1913

A very large and impressive barrel-shaped bead hand-carved from clear quartz, drilled longitudinally for suspension.

From ancient times, quartz crystals have been a source of Light to mankind. Highly valued by spiritual leaders and healers, the unique attributes of quartz have played a key role in mankind's evolutionary development.  The Tairona people believed these stones to be alive, taking a breath once every hundred years or so, and incarnations of the Divine. 

Dimensions: Length: 2 5/8 inches (6.6 cm)

Condition: With expected ancient wear around the ends, intact and in excellent condition overall.

Provenance: Private Florida collection, acquired early 1970s.


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