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LOT 0056

Estimate
GBP (£) 2,000 - 3,000
EUR (€) 2,350 - 3,520
USD ($) 2,660 - 3,980

Price
£1,800 (EUR 2,114; USD 2,391) (+bp*)

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Parthian Amethyst and Gold Beaded Necklace

5th century BC-3rd century AD

A necklace composed of gold pomegranate beads, central gold bead with hatched cuboid body with bulbous terminals, capsule-shaped sheet-gold beads, amethyst and glass oblate beads; modern hook-and-eye clasp. 33.84 grams, 52.5cm (20 3/4"). Fine condition.

Provenance
From a deceased Japanese collector, 1970-2015; this lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by AIAD certificate number no.11028-181768.

Literature
Cf. The Metropolitan Museum, accession number 74.51.3396, for loosely comparable Greek gold pomegranate beads, dated 5th century BC; X.94, for comparable Parthian pomegranate beads dated 1st-2nd century AD.