Eastern Roman Cornelian Beads and Near Eastern Steatite Beads

strung as a necklace with an 18-karat gold S-hook clasp



1st Millennium BC - 3rd Century AD


Necklace Length: 59 cm.       (23 1/4 in.)



ex: private American collection, 1960's - 1970's


Liu, Robert ; A Universal Aesthetic. Collectable Beads (Vista, 1995) 





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