11 December 2014
A WESTERN ASIATIC ROCK CRYSTAL, LAPIS LAZULI AND GOLD BEAD NECKLACE
CIRCA LATE 3RD-EARLY 2ND MILLENNIUM B.C.
Composed of small lapis lazuli and rock crystal beads of various shapes, interspersed with gold beads with filigree framing the perforations and rock crystal pendant beads; strung with a modern hook and loop closure
20 in. (50 cm.) long
with W. Bastiaan Designs, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 1997.
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For similar rock-crystal pendant beads, see p. 24 in J. Price, Masterpieces of Ancient Jewelry: Exquisite Objects from the Cradle of Civilization, 2008.
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