• Ancient Jewelry  auction at Christies

    Sale 2233

    Ancient Jewelry

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 359

    A BACTRIAN LAPIS LAZULI NECKLACE

    CIRCA LATE 3RD-EARLY 2ND MILLENNIUM B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A BACTRIAN LAPIS LAZULI NECKLACE
    CIRCA LATE 3RD-EARLY 2ND MILLENNIUM B.C.
    Composed of ellipsoid beads, interspersed with modern gold beads, centered by a bird-shaped bead; strung with a modern S-hook closure
    19½ in. (49.3 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    with Ariadne Galleries, New York, late 1970s.