A Phoenician Lapis Lazuli Bead Pendant, ca. 1st Millennium BCE


$495 USD

Hand-crafted from bright lapis lazuli into a hexagonal bead with a small hole drilled for suspension.

For the ancients, lapis lazuli was the most highly prized and sought after of all crystals.  With its deep, celestial blue, it remains the symbol of royalty and honor, gods and power, spirit and vision. It is a universal symbol of wisdom and truth. 

Dimensions: Strung on a 17-inch silver chain

Condition: With expected ancient wear, intact and in excellent condition overall.

Provenance:   Estate collection of Nourollah Elghanayan, NYC., acquired 1960s - 70s.