Long Ancient Carnelian Barrel Beads with Lapis Lazuli Knucklebone Beads
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.