5 December 2012,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 13,750
Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000
A GREEK GOLD AND CARNELIAN BEAD NECKLACE
CLASSICAL TO HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.
Composed of calcified carnelian spheres, interspersed with gold ribbed conjoined tubes, gold spade-shaped pendants suspended with ribbed tubes, their tips perforated, small gold spherical beads supporting disk pendants, and spherical gold beads
26 13/16 in. (68.1 cm.) long
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For the spade-shaped pendant beads see no. 22.V.1-14 in Rudolph, A Golden Legacy: Ancient Jewelry from the Burton Y. Berry Collection at the Indiana University Art Museum.
The Miteva Collection, Switzerland.
Private Collection, Switzerland, acquired 1963-1971.