A beautiful Ruby Necklace with Late (ca. 8th - 9th century CE) Byzantine Gold Beads
A beautiful Ruby Necklace with Late (ca. 8th - 9th century CE) Byzantine Gold Beads
A beautiful Ruby Necklace with Late (ca. 8th - 9th century CE) Byzantine Gold Beads

A beautiful Ruby Necklace with Late (ca. 8th - 9th century CE) Byzantine Gold Beads

MJ2115

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Mixing the best of the new with the old, this contemporary ruby necklace was hand-made and drilled by Indian craftsmen with a bow drill, a method practiced since Mogul days. Carefully matched, they are highlighted by high karat Byzantine gold beads, two of openwork filigree design, and the central bead with a closed circular motif. All three are typical of Byzantine jewelry from the eighth and ninth centuries.

For related gold bead examples see: Dubin, L. "The History of Beads" p.68 #62.

Condition: Intact and excellent condition overall.

Dimensions: Length: 18 inches (45.7 cm)

Provenance: Gold beads: ex. Sumer Gallery, (Henry Anavian) NYC., acquired 1970s-1980s, by descent to family.

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