9 December 2004
A WESTERN ASIATIC WHITE STEATITE BEAD NECKLACE
CIRCA MID 3RD MILLENNIUM B.C.
Comprised of seven strands of beads of various forms, including cruciform, cylindrical, tabular and cogs, each drilled with geometric patterns, mainly dotted and concentric circles; strung with a modern closure
20½ in. (52.1 cm.) long
Japanese Private Collection, early 1990s.
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For a similar example see no. 248, p. 354 in Aruz, ed., Art of the First Cities, The Third Millennium B.C. from the Mediterranean to the Indus.
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