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    Sale 1914

    Ancient Jewelry

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 370

    A BACTRIAN GOLD AND BANDED AGATE BEAD PENDANT

    CIRCA 5TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A BACTRIAN GOLD AND BANDED AGATE BEAD PENDANT
    CIRCA 5TH CENTURY B.C.
    Barrel-shaped, one side slightly convex, the stone highly polished, each end with a sheet gold cap embellished with twisted wire filigree at the edges and triangles of granulation, a band of sheet gold around the center encircled by repoussé dots, suspension loops surmounting the gold elements
    3 in. (9.1 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    English Private Collection, 1990.