A beautiful white hardstone bead necklace from Western Asia. The pattern includes various sized white beads, some bright white, with others more naturally dulled. The small pearl-coloured beads lead to two thin cylindrical beads of oblong shape. The central design consists of two shiny spherical beads which enclose two elongated hard stone beads, one of which a dark grey and the other an opaque shade of white. There are then two spherical beads which encompass a large hard stone pendant in the shape of a flared cylinder. The necklace is finished with a modern silver clasp. (The clasp has not been added professionally)
The length given below is the total length.
Date: Circa 1st Millenium BC