Sumerian Lapis Lazuli Bead Necklace

Sumerian Lapis Lazuli Bead Necklace
Circa 3rd millennium BC

A fine Sumerian-Near Easter restrung necklace composed of lapis lazuli cylindrical long beads, reputedly from Ur.

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

Measurements: 29cm half length, folded.

Provenance: Ex Robin Symes Gallery, London, pre 1999.

Lot details
Lapis Lazuli
Bead Necklace
Century/ Timeframe
Circa 3rd millennium BC
Good Condition, See Photo
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