Ancient excavated strand of carnelian agate 302A-H



 This is a strand of rare ancient excavated carnelian agate beads from the Neolithic period. The beads are sourced in the Sahara and are estimated to be over 1000 years old.

The beads are mostly donut-shaped; strands like these are rare and highly prised, The beads are in a delicate orange-pink palette, There are a few light-colored agate beads, and an occasional later carnelian bead. Please see the photos for detail

The strand is approximately 26" including raffia.

The beads are of venerable age, and some have nicks and chips consistent with age. Please see the photos for the detail. The scale of the wooden ruler in the scale photos is metric.

Weights and sizes are approximate.

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COLORS: Our photos are taken in different lighting in an attempt to show how beads look in different lighting conditions. We make every effort to show colors as accurately as possible. The white background photos are taken in daylight conditions. The black background photos are taken in the strong lab light, and would be representative of what they would look like in the evening electric light. Some of the photos are backlit to emphasize their translucency. Note that monitor settings strongly affect the way the colors look. What you see on your monitor may differ from what you see with a naked eye depending on your monitor settings.

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