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The marble head
and faience “stars”
and beads, plus beads of stone and glass are all from the ancient mid-east – as is the repousse gold ornament.
The faceted beads of lapis lazuli and tourmaline are modern – and the 22k gold beads from India are also contemporary.
This would be termed a
“Star gazer” necklace with a Kilia marble head originally attached to a figure. Although the nose and ears of these sculptures were defined by carving, the eyes were enhanced by paint, as they are here. The Kilia culture flourished in Anatolia circa 2800 -2200 b.c.e.
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