A Neo-Assyrian Lapis Lazuli Bead Pendant, Neo Assyrian Period, ca. 911 - 609  BCE
A Neo-Assyrian Lapis Lazuli Bead Pendant, Neo Assyrian Period, ca. 911 - 609  BCE
A Neo-Assyrian Lapis Lazuli Bead Pendant, Neo Assyrian Period, ca. 911 - 609  BCE
A Neo-Assyrian Lapis Lazuli Bead Pendant, Neo Assyrian Period, ca. 911 - 609  BCE

A Neo-Assyrian Lapis Lazuli Bead Pendant, Neo Assyrian Period, ca. 911 - 609 BCE

MJ1503e

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Of triangular form, this lovely lapis lazuli bead of fine, deep celestial-blue, is hand-carved and polished to a lustrous finish. It has been set as a pendant in a modern 14K gold wire mount and strung on an adjustable 18-inch 18K yellow gold chain.

For the ancients, lapis lazuli was the most highly prized and sought-after of all precious stones. It remains the symbol of royalty, honor, gods, power, spirit, and vision. It is a universal symbol of wisdom and truth. For the Egyptians, the principal word for this stone was used as a synonym for 'joy' and 'delight'.

For a related example see British Museum accession number: 1105.219 

Medium: Lapis Lazuli, gold

Dimensions: Length: 3/4 inch (2 cm). Strung on an adjustable 18-inch 18K yellow gold chain.

Condition: Intact and in excellent condition overall.

Provenance: Lapis Lazulis bead: Sotheby's London, Antiquities, 4 May, 1970, Lot 42 (part).

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