Mesopotamian Shell Bird Necklace


Mesopotamian Shell Bird Necklace

An ancient Mesopotamian necklace consisting of four shell elements carved in the form of birds interspersed with beads of chalcedony, crystal, turquoise and amazonite.

Ca. 2nd mellennium BC.
Length: 17 1/2 in. (45 cm).
Restrung on leather cord.

Formerly in an Isreali private collection.

Inv#: 6178


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