A superb Gold and Garnet Bead Necklace, Achaemenid Period, Persia, ca 550 - 300 BC
MJ1803Regular price $19,500 USD
Composed of spheroid and lentoid garnet beads, and a small early cylinder seal flanked with gold, all interspersed with twenty-six hollow gold beads mainly barrel-shaped; the central garnet flanked with two square gold beads inlaid with garnets, and the necklace completed with a 19th-century gold and garnet closure to match the beads.
cf: Dubin, L.S. "The History of Beads: from 10,000BC to Present"
Condition: Recently restrung, the necklace is intact and in excellent condition overall. A very fine example.
Dimensions: Necklace length: 18 inches (45.72 cm)
Provenance: Acquired in Jerusalem in the 1960s, thereafter in a private NY family collection thence by descent.