An Islamic Gold Bead Pendant Necklace, Fatimid Period. ca. 11th century CE
This gold ovoid bead is meticulously executed with multiple rows of delicate openwork circular filigree, soldered together at the central rib from two halves.
Dimensions: Bead length: 3/8 inch (0.95 cm). Strung on a 14K gold chain with an adjustable length of up to 21 inches.
Condition: The bead is intact and in excellent condition. An exceptional example.
Provenance: Ex. Patti Cadby Birch collection thereafter Henry Anavian, Sumer Gallery, NYC, and then to the family by descent.
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