9 December 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 2,125
Estimate USD 1,500 - USD 2,000
A LATE ROMAN GREEN GLASS BEAD NECKLACE
CIRCA 4TH CENTURY A.D.
Composed of thirty-five faceted beads graduated in size, interspersed with smaller modern red glass beads; strung with a modern gold elaborate hook-and-loop closure
21¾ in. (55.2 cm.) long
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Midwestern Private Collection, 1980s.
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The legends of the sky god who lost an eye, the unborn child who was sewn into his father’s thigh, and more