Forty-eight striated beads comprise this
necklace. Each bead has a bulbous shape with a
wide middle that narrows at the top and bottom.
They become progressively larger towards the
end of the strand. The effect is of geometric
unity, combined with texture, creating a sense of
continuous movement. Such 'energy' is produced
not only by design, but also by the gold itself.
This necklace most probably adorned the neck
of a wealthy lady, perhaps given as part of a
large dowry. Its elegance is as impressive today
as it was when first made so long ago.