A Published Parthian Gold Bead Necklace, ca. 1st century BCE - 1st century CE

A Published Parthian Gold Bead Necklace, ca. 1st century BCE - 1st century CE


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A round barrel-shaped bead of sheet gold over clay, with protruding ends, decorated with lightly incised ribs around the body. Strung on an adjustable 18K yellow gold chain adjustable up to 18 inches. Published: Jewelry from Persia: The Collection of Patti Birch (Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim, 1974), no. 52. 

Medium: Gold

Dimensions: Bead length: 7/8 inch (2.01 cm)

Condition: Some minor wear that does not detract, the bead is in overall good condition.

Provenance: Patti Cadby Birch collection, thereafter Henry Anavian, NYC, then by descent to family.

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