• Ancient Jewelry  auction at Christies

    Sale 2233

    Ancient Jewelry

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 362

    A WESTERN ASIATIC BANDED AGATE AND CARNELIAN BEAD NECKLACE

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

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A WESTERN ASIATIC BANDED AGATE AND CARNELIAN BEAD NECKLACE
    CIRCA LATE 3RD-EARLY 2ND MILLENNIUM B.C.
    Composed of six large banded agate biconical beads, graduated in size, interspersed with sets of three carnelian spherical beads, a larger one framed by two smaller ones, centered by a large rhomboidal banded agate bead; strung with a modern S-hook closure
    24½ in. (62.2 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    Japanese Private Collection, 1981.