Hellenistic Steatite Beads

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

3rd - 1st Centuries BC

Length: 58.5 cm. (23 in.)

#1242

ex: private American collection, early 1970’s

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