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A NECKLACE OF ELEVEN BYZANTINE GOLD CROSSES
A NECKLACE OF ELEVEN BYZANTINE GOLD CROSSES

CIRCA 7TH CENTURY A.D.

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A NECKLACE OF ELEVEN BYZANTINE GOLD CROSSES
CIRCA 7TH CENTURY A.D.
Each originally part of a necklace, now strung with both ancient and modern beads, including twelve pearl beads, six irregularly shaped pink tourmaline beads, and six faceted cylindrical green chalcedony beads, terminating in openwork disks with volutes, topped with a hook-and-loop closure, the edges ribbed, granulation at the join
26 in. (66 cm.) long
Provenance
with Ariadne Galleries, New York, 1980s.
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