Phoenician Amethyst Scarab in Gold Setting Necklace
An ancient Phoenician amethyst scarab in a granulated gold setting, restrung with four finely granulated Phoenician gold pillow beads, a teardrop ancient amethyst, and ancient gold granulated beads. The necklace also includes modern round amethyst beads, with a modern 22 karat gold clasp.
Ca. 9th - 7th century BC.
Formerly in an Israeli private collection.