A Pair of Persian Garnet Beads set as earrings, Achaemenid Empire, ca. 550 - 330 BCE
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Condition: The garnets are intact and in very good condition overall with signs of ancient wear. They have been mounted as earrings in modern 18K gold drops. Just beautiful!
Dimensions: Bead length: 1 cm (0.39 inches). Overall drop length: 2.7 cm (1.06 inches)
Provenance: Private collection of Llewellyn Phillips, a physician who assembled his collection during the early 20th century. He held a number of positions while stationed in Egypt, including a professor of Medicine at the Egyptian Government School of Medicine, Cairo. Phillips was appointed the Hon. Commander of the British Red Cross Hospital in Giza during the Gallipoli Campaign in 1915. Part of his collection was sold at Christie's in 1992/93.
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