Near Eastern banded Agate and Cornelian Beads

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

Late 3rd - Early 2nd Millennia BC

Length: 57.7 cm. (22 3/4 in.)

#2026

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)