Near Eastern Shell and Gold Beads with a Pomegranate Pendant

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

Late 3rd - early 2nd Millennia BC

#5635

ex: private American collection, 1970’s

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