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Brown stone bead with a central perforation and a large area of body loss, which was thrown into the sacred Lake Guatavita as a votive offering.


votive offering; bead (adornments)

1 item (description level: whole)
Broad category
Anthropology: Ethnography
Additional names, titles, or classifications
catalogue name:  votive offering; bead (adornments)
object name:  bead, stone or resin
object name (local):  votive offering
object name:  bead (ritual & belief)

Colombia, South America, Americas
Additional place information
collected:  Colombia 

Materials & techniques
Additional material & technique information
material: stone (overall)
overall: .8268 x 1.2598 x 1.1417 in.; 21 x 32 x 29 mm
Additional measurement information
overall: .8268 x 1.2598 x 1.1417 in.; 21 x 32 x 29 mm

donor:  Clarke, Louis  Undefined - 1913

Beads of stone, from the sacred Lake Guatavita, into which the beads had been thrown as offerings.

Related subjects
object name: votive offerings
object name: beads (adornments)

Record created 2000-01-22 by DRICE
Record last updated 2017-04-20 by XGVIEWS

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