Christie's Special Exhibition Gallery
7 December 2011
A BACTRIAN GOLD AND STONE BEAD NECKLACE
CIRCA LATE 3RD-EARLY 2ND MILLENNIUM B.C.
Composed of lapis lazuli, etched carnelian, turquoise and banded agate beads, divided into ten strands and threaded through the perforations of six gold ring beads, centered by a gold-capped biconical banded agate bead; strung with a modern hook-and-loop closure
31½ in. (80 cm.) long
From the Estate of David Anavian, Los Angeles, imported into the U.S. in 1979.
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