Near Eastern Cornelian, Gold and Lapis Beads, with a Gold Crescent Pendant

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

Late 3rd - Early 2nd Millennium BC

Length: 33 cm. (13 in.)

#1153

ex: private American collection, 1970’s - 1980’s

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