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Lot 230 AN ANATOLIAN GOLD AND BANDED AGATE BEAD NECKLACE  CIRCA LATE 3RD MILLENNIUM B.C.

(Millennium Oldest Gold) An Anatolian Gold & Banded Agate bead Necklace. ca late millennium BCE.

Gold and agate bead necklace, Greek or South Arabian, c. 300 A.D.

East Greek or South Arabian gold and banded agate necklace, dated to about 300 BCE. At the center of the necklace is an eye agate. Found on Christie’s.

Necklace Date: 6th–8th century Medium: Gold, emeralds & agate intaglio Dimensions: Overall: 15 11/16 x 1 7/8 x 3/16 in. (39.8 x 4.8 x 0.5 cm) Pendant: 2 1/2 x 1 7/8 x 3/16 in. (6.3 x 4.8 x 0.5 cm) Agate intaglio: 1 1/4 x 1 1/16 x 3/16 in. (3.2 x 2.7 x 0.5 cm) Chain: 23 3/4 x 13/16 x 3/16 in. (60.4 x 2.1 x 0.5 cm) Classification: Metalwork-Gold Credit Line: Purchase, funds from various donors, 1958 Accession Number: 58.43

Necklace Date: century Medium: Gold, emeralds agate intaglio Dimensions: Overall: 15 x 1 x in. x x cm) Pendant: 2 x 1 x in. x x cm) Agate intaglio: 1 x 1 x in. x x cm) Chain: 23 x x in. x x cm) Accession Number: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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