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A GREEK GOLD, GARNET AND AGATE NECKLACE
A GREEK GOLD, GARNET AND AGATE NECKLACE

HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 3RD-2ND CENTURY B.C.

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A GREEK GOLD, GARNET AND AGATE NECKLACE
HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 3RD-2ND CENTURY B.C.
Composed of links of plain wire, every other link threaded through a spherical garnet bead, the ends each with a barrel-shaped banded agate bead, the caps fringed with tongues of filigree twisted wire, back-to-back tongues at the outer end, the tongues preserving some white enamel, with agate terminals in the form of goat heads, threaded through a hook-a-loop closure
16¾ in. (42.5 cm.) long
Provenance
Francesca Artuner, Brussels, 1992.
Thereafter acquired by the current owner, New York.

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