A Western Asiatic banded agate bead necklace, circa late 3rd-early 2nd millennium BC.. Estimation: USD 1,200 - 1,800. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

Composed of spherical beads, graduated in size, interspersed by modern gold spacers; now arranged with a modern S-hook closure - 15¾ in. (40 cm.) long

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

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