• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5952

    Antiquities

    27 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 129

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

    PROBABLY 2ND MILLENNIUM B.C. AND LATER

    Price Realised  

    TWO MAINLY WESTERN ASIATIC LAPIS LAZULI, CORNELIAN AND GOLD BEAD NECKLACES
    PROBABLY 2ND MILLENNIUM B.C. AND LATER
    The lapis lazuli necklace with five gold calf head pendants and later spherical beads; the cornelian disc bead necklace interspersed with similar gold beads and a central gold gorgoneion disc pendant, some beads and disc pendant of later date, both restrung with modern clasps
    17¾ in. (45 cm.) and 18½ in. (47 cm.) long respectively (2)


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    Provenance

    Acquired in the late 1970s.