Chlorite necklace with 36 biconical beads

Period:
Late Bronze or Early Iron Age
Date:
ca. 1600–600 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Chlorite
Dimensions:
Approximate length of whole 26 1/2 in. (67.3 cm)
Classification:
Miscellaneous-Stone
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5009
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Some beads have concentric circles.
From Cyprus

Cesnola, Luigi Palma di. 1903. A Descriptive Atlas of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Vol. 3. pl. CXIV.3, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1548, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art : Stone Sculpture. no. 578, pp. 402–3, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.