Near Eastern Agate Beads

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

3rd Millennium BC

Length: 55 cm. (21 11/16 in.)

#2027

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)