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Long Ancient Carnelian Barrel Beads with Lapis Lazuli Knucklebone Beads


Swat Valley


Carnelian, Chalcedony, Lapis Lazuli, Silver


The necklace is 19 1/8 inches (48.6 cm) in length. The necklace weighs 39.5 gm.







A necklace of thirty-six carnelian beads, one chalcedony bead, and twelve lapis lazuli beads. There are eleven long tapered cylinder beads of carnelian, each faced with a small carnelian bead in the shape of a flatten sphere; these groups are spaced by the twelve lapis lazuli beads. The lapis beads are rectangular solids that have been notched in the middle of each edge leaving an X shaped face. The center bead (which should be described as an agate due to its brownish color and banding) is 4.2 cm in length, 1 cm in width at the center of the bead and 5.5 mm wide at the ends. The diameter of the drill hole is 2.5 mm.