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Ancient Bead Necklace

This is a bead necklace made of ancient glass beads accented with contemporary 14 Karat white gold beads and clasp.

All of the small glass beads are Indo-Pacific beads, sometimes called Trade Wind beads. The necklace contains yellow beads from the Early Classical Period of Hindu Java, 750 - 900 C.E. These were made in Palembang, Sumatra.

The small opaque orange glass beads were found in Viet Nam and are from the Funan Period, 68 - 550 C.E. They are Indo-Pacific beads This particular color and type of glass has been in high regard historically through Micronesia and the Indonesian archipelago.

The large fluted melon bead is an opaque yellow glass of purported Chinese origin and 200-400 years old.


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Item code: bd50



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