Museum Collection

Museum Collection: Banded Agate Necklace, 59" 618N

Museum Collection: Banded Agate Necklace, 59" 618N

$ 88.00

Museum Collection: Banded Agate Necklace, 59" 618N

Based on a long necklace of beads in fine stones and gold Susa (Iran) Achaemenid Persian period, 4th century B.C.
Paris, Louvre Museum, Department of Oriental Antiquities
Developed for the Réunion des Musées Nationaux

The extraordinary variety of beads on this long necklace illustrates the taste for polychromy so typical of oriental jewelry.  This necklace was discovered in Susa, one of the capitals of the Empire, in the tomb of a high ranking person who was laid to rest in his sarcophagus wearing all his jewelry, with a silver cup, two alabaster vases and two coins at his side, that made it possible to date the sarcophagus to the end of the Persian Empire.

Materials: Jade, red and black Banded Agate, gold finish pewter granulation beads, S-hook closure.
Length: 59 inches
Gift Box included
Also comes with matching bracelet and ear rings sold separately and a shorter necklace 22".