• Ancient Jewelry  auction at Christies

    Sale 2233

    Ancient Jewelry

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 394

    A GREEK GOLD AND GARNET BEAD NECKLACE

    HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND-1ST CENTURY B.C.

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    A GREEK GOLD AND GARNET BEAD NECKLACE
    HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND-1ST CENTURY B.C.
    Composed of cylindrical faceted garnet beads, interspersed with gold beads each composed of three large spheres with clusters of granulation in between, a disk flange at the ends, centered by three drop-shaped cabochon garnets in box settings, each with a ribbed suspension loop, rings below joined to uncut garnets, spherical beads in between, tapered collars at the ends; strung with a modern S-hook closure
    18¼ in. (46.4 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    with Iraj Kashanian, New York, 1999.