6 December 2007
Property from a California Private Collection
A WESTERN ASIATIC CARNELIAN BEAD NECKLACE
CIRCA 900-700 B.C.
Composed of oblate beads, slightly graduated in size, centered by a larger spherical bead; with a modern hook closure
28¼ in. (71.8 cm.) long
with Barakat Gallery, Jerusalem.
Daniel M. Friedenberg; Christie's, New York, 13 December 2002, lot 522.
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