Culture: WESTERN ASIATIC.
Date: 2ND - 3RD CENTURY AD.
Material: CARNELIAN AND GOLD BEADS.
Provenance: EX: EARLY PRIVATE COLLECTION.
Condition: SUPERB, RE STRUNG WITH A MODERN GOLD CLASP, WEARABLE.
Measurements: 20 INCHES LONG, (50 CMS).
We have been fortunate to acquire a superb early collection of ancient beaded necklaces. This necklace is one of those.
Cf: For a closely similar example but without gold beads, see Christie's Ancient Jewelry Auction, New York, December 8, 2005, lot 23, (estimate $1,500 - 2,500, sold for $4,560).