London, South Kensington
25 April 2001
TWO WESTERN ASIATIC GOLD, LAPIS LAZULI AND AGATE BEAD NECKLACES
MAINLY LATE 2ND-1ST MILLENNIUM B.C.
One with plain cylindrical and granulated gold beads with two spherical gold 'fruit' pendants each with granulated cluster, and small agate cylindrical beads, a banded agate 'eye' bead and a triangular agate pendant bead; the other with cylindrical lapis lazuli beads interspersed with gold spacers, with two gold rectangular conjoined bead pendants, one side of which with granulated decoration, and a triangular agate pendant bead, both restrung
10 in. (12.6 cm.) and 13 in. ( 33 cm.) long respectively (2)
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