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Margaretologist 13(2) Issue 30 2000

The Most Important Beadmaking Site Ever

Arikamedu, India

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Two carnelian roughouts (right).

Center is an undrilled blank, broken in manufacture.

Left is a fragment of an "etched" carnelian.

A fragment of a flat onyx pendant
(full one shown on cover of the Margaretologist).

The black has penetrated very deeply into the stone. Arikamedu is the first place recorded to make black onyx.

Pieces of Chinese celadon
and blue-and-white ware,
dating to the 14
th century A.D.


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