9 December 2004
A SYRIAN AGATE BEAD NECKLACE
CIRCA 3RD MILLENNIUM B.C.
Comprised of five strands of primarily biconical, spherical and faceted beads, each strand with beaded pendants; strung with a modern S-hook-and-loop closure
24½ in. (62.2 cm.) long
Acquired by the current owner prior to 1995.
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