6 December 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 9,375
Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000
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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Acquired by the present owner prior to 1980.
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