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    Sale 1914

    Ancient Jewelry

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 481

    A NECKLACE OF ELEVEN BYZANTINE GOLD CROSSES

    CIRCA 7TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A NECKLACE OF ELEVEN BYZANTINE GOLD CROSSES
    CIRCA 7TH CENTURY A.D.
    Each originally part of a necklace, now strung with both ancient and modern beads, including twelve pearl beads, six irregularly shaped pink tourmaline beads, and six faceted cylindrical green chalcedony beads, terminating in openwork disks with volutes, topped with a hook-and-loop closure, the edges ribbed, granulation at the join
    26 in. (66 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    with Ariadne Galleries, New York, 1980s.