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

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

#0600

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

Comparandum: Liu, Robert ; A Universal Aesthetic. Collectible Beads (Vista, 1995) Dubin, Lois Sherr ; The History of Beads (New York, 1987)