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Item:254496928504Ancient Near East, Sumer, ca. 3rd to 2nd millennium BCE. A fine necklace composed of 10 vermilion-hued jasper beads, 16 discoid faience beads of a periwinkle color, and dozens of cylindrical faience seed beads in blue and white colors. The central pendant is composed of a rectangular jasper fragment, and the surrounding beads are arranged symmetrically along the outer strand. Capped with a modern gold-filled loop and T-bar combo, this is a wearable and stylish example - ancient artistry meets modern fashion! Size (necklace): 20.5" L (52.1 cm); size (largest bead): 0.45" W (1.1 cm). #138839 Condition: Strung in modern times and wearable as shown. Stone and faience beads are ancient, while stringing and gold-filled components are modern. Small nicks and minor fading to some beads, otherwise intact and very good. Light earthen deposits throughout. Provenance: ex-private Queens, New York, USA collection, acquired in the 1970s Artemis Gallery is proud to offer a varied selection of ancient & ethnographic art for new collectors on eBay under the Artemis Gallery Clearance seller name. Affordably priced, and perfect for collecting or gift-giving. Each piece is backed by Artemis Gallery's industry-leading authenticity guarantee so you can buy with complete confidence. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. All items come with a Certificate of Authenticity We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.Condition:Strung in modern times and wearable as shown. Stone and faience beads are ancient, while stringing and gold-filled components are modern. Small nicks and minor fading to some beads, otherwise intact and very good. Light earthen deposits throughout.