In every ancient culture which falls under the period ‘Antiquity’, there is evidence of jewellery. Many grand civilisations inhabited the area of Western Asia in antiquity, and their wealth and prosperity are demonstrated through their sophisticated jewellery making. Precious and semi-precious stones, such as agate, lapis lazuli, and carnelian, were also widely used. Simple and elaborate and necklaces, rings, earrings and bracelets would have been worn in everyday life but also buried with the deceased.
Western Asiatic Orange Seed Glass and Hardstone Necklace
A Western Asiatic restrung necklace featuring glass and hardstone seed beads of varying hues of orange. The beads vary slightly in size, with the majority displaying a circular shape. The necklace is further enriched with a pendant at the centre; comprised of four opaque beads, two smaller discs, an oblong and a circular bead hanging from the centre. Please be aware that the clasp has not been professionally tied.
Condition: Fine condition. Minor chips and encrustations consistent with age.