Sumerian Shell and Hardstone Bead Necklace

Sumerian Shell and Hardstone Bead Necklace
Circa 3rd millennium BC

A fine Sumerian-Near Easter restrung necklace composed of shell and hardstone round beads, featuring a lovely cream colour.

Sumerian people valued jewellery as a sign of social status and a way to express wealth. Sumerian jewellery usually consisted in carefully carved beads from natural elements, such as wood, stone or shell.

Measurements: 32cm half length, folded.

Provenance: From a private UK collection, 1920's - 1940's.

Lot details
Shell and Hardstone
Bead Necklace
Century/ Timeframe
Circa 3rd millennium BC
Good Condition, See Photo
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