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Necklace of Agate & Glass Beads & Bells
possibly Naga or Mizo, India
19th-early 20th century

length: 82cm, weight: 130g

This attractive and very wearable necklace comprises a mixture of glass trade beads, carnelian or agate spheres, and small cast metal bells, all strung on a
native twine.

Its likely origins are in the border area between India and Burma, utilising beads and carnelian most probably from India.

References:
Untracht, O.,
Traditional Jewelry of India, Thames & Hudson, 1997.

Provenance: private collection, London.

Inventory no.: 4321

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