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Western Asiatic Almandine Necklace w Lion Pendant 1st. mill. BC

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Near Eastern: Stone: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1392126
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An exceptional quality large Almandine Lion pendant set in an authentic Almandine necklace, 1st. millenium BC.

The amulet / pendant is surely from the Achaemenid Empire, approx 8th.-6th. century BC.

Secured with a later collar of gold granulation, within a restrung necklace of garnet beads with spherical carnelian ends; modern clasp. The lion finely carved and polished and the Almandine beads polished in natural forms.

Ex Timeline auctions and Ex James Chesterman collection, author of Classical Terracotta Figures, 1974. Weight 61 grams, length 64 cm