A Western Asiatic Carnelian bead necklace, circa late 3rd-early 2nd millennium B.C. Estimate $1,500-$2,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

Composed of variously shaped beads, graduated in size and interspersed with smaller cylindrical beads; now arranged in eight strands with a modern hook-and-loop closure - 15½ in. (39.5 cm.) long

PROVENANCEAcquired by the current owner and brought to the U.S., 1995.

Christie's. Ancient Jewelry sale - Online auctions December 1 -10.