Costa Rican Green Jade Stone Figural Tube Bead
Costa Rican Green Jade Stone Figural Tube Bead
Costa Rican Green Jade Stone Figural Tube Bead
Costa Rican Green Jade Stone Figural Tube Bead
Costa Rican Green Jade Stone Figural Tube Bead
Costa Rican Green Jade Stone Figural Tube Bead
Costa Rican Green Jade Stone Figural Tube Bead
Costa Rican Green Jade Stone Figural Tube Bead
Costa Rican Green Jade Stone Figural Tube Bead
Costa Rican Green Jade Stone Figural Tube Bead
Costa Rican Green Jade Stone Figural Tube Bead
Costa Rican Green Jade Stone Figural Tube Bead
Costa Rican Green Jade Stone Figural Tube Bead
Costa Rican Green Jade Stone Figural Tube Bead
Costa Rican Green Jade Stone Figural Tube Bead
Costa Rican Green Jade Stone Figural Tube Bead
Costa Rican Green Jade Stone Figural Tube Bead

Costa Rican Green Jade Stone Figural Tube Bead

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Greater Nicoya or Atlantic Watershed, Period IV Ca. 300-500 AD

A highly refined and elaborate ritual item, the slender polished green jade tube is conical drilled from either end and with raised ridges on either side, and six smaller perforations at and around the center; also signs of original cinnabar red pigment to surface. 22 cm. 8-3/4 inches L. This bead was used as a cross bar to make complex necklace arrangements. This type of tube bead is a technical feat; the type being the largest beads ever found in the new world. These beads have astounded archaeologists and collectors for the technical accomplishment exhibited in making them as they drill holes at either end and meet in the middle.

Size 11-5/8”L. + mount adds additional height. Repaired.

Provenance: Ex collection of Stanley L. Kaufman, a Harvard educated lawyer who specialized in bringing suits on behalf of corporations' disgruntled stockholders, died in 1993 at the age of 81. He was a staff attorney with the Securities and Exchange Commission before World War II, then served in the Army in Europe and rose to captain. In 1946 he became a founding partner in his law firm, Kaufman Malchman, Kaufmann & Kirby, which had branches in NYC and Los Angeles. He and his wife, Sigrun Rampoldt, were avid collectors of Pre-Columbian art throughout the 60s and early 70s, and lived on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

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