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A Western Asiatic Chalcedony and Lapis Lazuli Bead Necklace, ca. 1st millennium BCE

MJ1510

Comprising eight elongated beads and four flat round beads of smoky chalcedony, interspersed with fourteen lapis lazuli biconical beads that are flanked by 14K gold antique spacers.

Dimensions: Length:15 inches (38 cm)

Condition:  Evidence the beads were actually worn in antiquity; all beads are intact and in very good condition overall, the necklace has been restrung with high carat gold hook and loop closure in keeping with ancient design.  Just lovely!

Provenance: Sotheby's London, Antiquities, 4 May, 1970, Lot 42 (part).


Type: Near East

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