Tairona Gold and Quartz Necklace,
ca. A.D. 1000 - 1400
length 23 1/2in (58.7cm)
consisting of thirteen variable size gold frogs, each a rattle, strung together with small quartz beads and a modern gold clasp.
The gold authenticated by Robert Sonin
Galeria Cano, 1960s for the beads and stone; Sotheby's, New York, 1970s for the gold.
Strung by The Lands Beyond Gallery, New York
Private Collection, New York