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Ancient Near East, Sumer, ca. 3rd to 2nd millennium BCE. A beautiful and wearable ensemble of a necklace and pendant formed from gorgeous faience beads in hues of white and pale-blue as well as several vermilion-hued carnelian spheres. The necklace has a trio of thin, bead-adorned strands hanging beneath the largest rectangular stone of a dark-brown color, and the bracelet features ten faience beads with each pair flanking a spherical carnelian bead. Strung in modern times on modern oxidized sterling silver (92.5% or high) chains. Size (necklace): 31.5" L (80 cm); size of largest bead (rectangular) x 0.9" H (2.3 cm); size (bracelet) 7.25" L (18.4 cm); quality of sterling silver: 92.5% or higher.
Provenance: private Denver, Colorado, USA collection
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Strung in modern times and wearable as shown. Faience, stone, and carnelian beads are ancient, and oxidized sterling silver chains/fittings are modern. Small nicks and abrasions to some beads, with light clouding on some carnelian beads, otherwise intact and very good. Light earthen deposits throughout.