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    Sale 5399

    Antiquities

    30 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 72

    SIX MAINLY WESTERN ASIATIC CORNELIAN, LAPIS LAZULI AND GOLD BEAD NECKLACES

    PROBABLY 2ND MILLENNIUM B.C. AND LATER

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    SIX MAINLY WESTERN ASIATIC CORNELIAN, LAPIS LAZULI AND GOLD BEAD NECKLACES
    PROBABLY 2ND MILLENNIUM B.C. AND LATER
    Comprising a necklace of seed-shaped cornelian beads interspersed with cylindrical lapis lazuli beads, with spherical and box-shaped granulated gold spacer beads and a large diamond-shaped hollow gold pendant bead, 14 in. (35.5 cm.) long; a double-stranded cornelian bead necklace of mainly small spherical and cylindrical beads, with gold spacer beads including tubular beads with granulation and two double crescent-shaped beads, with a central banded agate pendant with gold cap, 20 in. (51 cm.) long; and four cornelian bead necklaces, composed of variously shaped beads including biconical, spherical, tubular, faceted and rectangular, various periods, 28 in. (71 cm.) long max., all restrung, some beads later (6)


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    Provenance

    Acquired in Europe during the 1970s-1980s.