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Necklace
No. 49.254-13

Necklace
Indus Valley, Mohenjodaro
c. 2600 - 1900 BCE
Gold, jade, agate, steatite
Acc. No. 49.254-13

The necklace of steatite and gold beads capped with gold on both sides. The necklace has three pendants of banded agate beads decorated with bright red bands in the middle with five pendants of jade beads on one side and four pendants of jade beads on the other side. The beads are suspended by means of a thick gold wire that passes through each bead projecting at the lower end and fitted with a small cylindrical bead and a gold cap and coiled at the upper end to form the eyelet for the cord.

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