String of Beads
On View: Asian Galleries, South, 2nd floor
The dark blue and brown beads of this necklace most likely date to the fifth century. However, the large rock crystal in the center is earlier, probably dating to the third century in the pre–Three Kingdoms period. Such an extraordinary necklace would have indicated the high rank and status of the wearer.
Glass and rock crystal
Beads 5th century; pendant 3rd century
Three Kingdoms Period and possibly earlier
Smallest bead: 3/8 x 5/16 x 1/8 in. (0.9 x 0.8 x 0.3 cm)
Largest bead: 1 x 1 7/8 x 5/16 in. (2.5 x 4.7 x 0.8 cm)
String length: 12 3/4 in. (32.4 cm)
Beads diameter: 1/2 in. (1.3 cm) (show scale)
Gift of Beatrice Rothbard
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