A Near Eastern Banded Agate Bead set as a pendant, ca. 1st millennium BCE
MJ2004Regular price $350 USD
With its rippling bands set in a soft matrix of white and orange-brown, this agate was highly prized in ancient times for its scarcity and beauty. Sourced in Afghanistan, then hand-carved and polished in ancient Persia over 2600 years ago, this fine agate is a delight!
Dimensions: Bead length: 1.3 cm (0.511 inches). Strung on a 20-inch silver chain.
Condition: Intact and in excellent condition overall.
Provenance: Rita Okrent private collection, California, acquired in the late 1960s.