A WESTERN ASIATIC LAPIS LAZULI BEAD NECKLACE
CIRCA LATE 3RD-EARLY 2ND MILLENNIUM B.C.
Composed primarily of small spherical, tubular and disk beads, interspersed with larger melon, biconical and spoon-shaped pendant beads, centered by five larger disks, all graduated in size; strung in three strands with a modern S-hook closure
22½ in. (57.3 cm.) long
Some of the beads: Art Market, Dubai, 1989.
Some of the beads: Art Market, Tokyo, 1996.