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MJ1511

A Near East Carnelian and Chalcedony Necklace, Middle Bronze Age II, ca. 2600-2400 B.C.

Comprising fifteen blue and smoky chalcedony beads of various forms, interspersed with fourteen carnelian spherical beads flanked by 14K gold antique spacers.

Dimensions:  Length: 19.78 inches (50 cm)

Condition: restrung with 18k gold modern hoop closer, the beads are all intact and in very good condition overall, with individual wear patterns from ancient use.

Provenance:  The Nourollah Elghanayan Collection of Ancient Art, assembled 1950-1970's. Nourollah Elghanayan (1915 - 2009), NYC, Iranian-born businessman started buying land in Manhattan in the 1950s and 1960s focusing on Manhattan property on Second and Third avenues. His sons turned the holdings into a booming real-estate business. Now, the family is worth $1.9 billion and has more than 20 million square feet of residential and commercial holdings to its name, split among two firms.

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