Bactrian agates beads BMAC period
Bactrian agates beads BMAC period
Bactrian agates beads BMAC period
Bactrian agates beads BMAC period
Bactrian agates beads BMAC period
Bactrian agates beads BMAC period
Bactrian agates beads BMAC period
Bactrian agates beads BMAC period
Bactrian agates beads BMAC period
Bactrian agates beads BMAC period
Bactrian agates beads BMAC period

Bactrian agates beads BMAC period

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Exclusive and rare necklace of ‘Bactrian’ beads, mainly banded agates, and some carnelians, mounted on a double metal thread and having a recent Indian S-shaped clasp. Specially the large flat oval shaped beads are known from the excavations at Gonur Tepe (Margiana). Composed of 5 large flat beads, 8 smaller flat beads and lots of smaller mixed beads. BMAC Period, 2500-2000 BC

Well preserved, almost no encrustation that hides the colours. The largest stone on the bottom has a crack (see pics), and some of the flat beads have some minor chips. Length 55 cm; largest bead 70,5 x 47 x 13 mm. Weight 231 g.

Ref Massimo Vidale, Treasures from The Oxus, London 2017, pl 30.

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