9 December 2008,
Price realised USD 4,375
USD 2,000 - USD 3,000
A WESTERN ASIATIC LAPIS LAZULI BEAD NECKLACE
CIRCA LATE 3RD-EARLY 2ND MILLENNIUM B.C.
Composed of convex disk-shaped pendants, interspersed with cylindrical and spherical beads; strung in three strands with a modern S-hook closure
17½ in. (44.5 cm.) long
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Taiwanese Private Collection, 1982.
American Private Collection, 1980s.
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