Pre Colombian, Peru
Adorable, alluring and lovely. The beads on this piece are carved from the spondylus, spiny oyster, shell. The eye of the bird shows remains of turquoise or green stone. The avian is ubiquitous image shown in some of the earliest textiles of Peru. The chains are sterling, as always.
One of a kind
Lower bead: 7/8 x 3/8″
Necklace length: 18″
Lariat drop (pendant beads and chain) : 2.5″