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Bactrian Necklace - Carnelian, Glass, Faience, & Stone

Ancient Central Asia, Pakistan / Afghanistan, Bactrian, ca. 1st millennium BCE. A stunning and exotic necklace comprised of twelve disc-shaped carnelian beads, approximately twenty deep blue paste glass beads of varying shapes, a similar number of gold-colored glass beads, four Phoenician-inspired black and white millefiori glass beads, and two blue and white glass beads. Three crescent-shaped pendants - two made of teal faience and one made of a taupe stone, possibly agate - complete the composition. The varied nature of the beads is a testament to the many influences from east and west that were part of Bactrian culture. Strung using modern materials and absolutely wearable! Size of pendants: 0.8" W x 0.8" H (2 cm x 2 cm); length of strand: 23" L (58.4 cm)

Condition: Wearable as shown. Minor earthen deposits within incised details. Ancient beads with modern stringing.

Provenance: private Davis collection, Houston, Texas, USA

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