A Central Asian gold torque necklace, circa 1st millennium BC. Estimation: USD 7,000 - 9,000Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

Of heavy penannular form, the tapering ends with incised rings and disk-shaped terminals - 5¾ in. (14.6 cm.) wide; weight: 9.04 oz.

PROVENANCEPrivate Collection, Switzerland, acquired in the late 1980s. 
Ancient Jewelry, Christie's, New York, 11 December 2003, lot 305.

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