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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.)


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)

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