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Near Eastern Gold, Lapis and Electrum Disk Beads

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

3rd - 2nd Millennia BC

Length: 34 cm. (13 3/8 in.)


ex: private American collection, early 1990’s Perviously a private English collection

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

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