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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