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Lot 0083E
West-Central Asia, Bactrian Empire, ca. early 1st millennium BCE. A stunning necklace comprised of dozens of hand-carved, biconically drilled, somewhat translucent carnelian beads in every shade of golden orange under the sun, the rhythmic composition featuring pointed lozenge shaped beads with rounded spacers between, anda gold-tone modern clasp. A lovely and wearable piece of ancient art! Size: 18" L (45.7 cm); lozenge-shaped beads ~ .5" L (1.3 cm)

Provenance: Ex-Private New York collection

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A few beads with nearly invisible old nicks and scuffs. Overall excellent.

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Custom Necklace w/ Ancient Bactrian Carnelian Beads

Estimate $400 - $600Mar 2, 2017
686 S. Taylor Avenue Suite 106
Louisville, CO 80027
United States
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