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    Sale 1914

    Ancient Jewelry

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 363

    A WESTERN ASIATIC GOLD AND GARNET BEAD NECKLACE

    CIRCA LATE 1ST MILLENNIUM B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A WESTERN ASIATIC GOLD AND GARNET BEAD NECKLACE
    CIRCA LATE 1ST MILLENNIUM B.C.
    The outer portion of the strand composed of spherical garnet beads interspersed with modern spherical gold beads, the central portion with spherical garnet beads interspersed with tubular gold beads with gold disks hanging as pendants, centered by six garnet turtle amulets strung as pendants, graduated in size and interspersed with spherical garnet and modern gold beads; strung with a modern S-hook closure
    15 in. (38.1 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    Acquired by the present owner prior to 1980.