London, South Kensington
15 May 2002
A WESTERN ASIATIC ETCHED CORNELIAN BEAD AND SHEET GOLD NECKLACE
LATE 3RD MILLENNIUM/EARLY 2ND MILLENNIUM B.C.
Composed of four large sheet gold diamond shaped spacers, three other winged discs, threaded with three strands of small gold and etched cornelian beads, central agate eye bead pendant in sheet gold mount, with rectangular agate bead suspended below, restrung without clasp
32¾ in. (83.2 cm.) long
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