Necklace from the tomb of Han Farong, the wife of Magistrate Cui Zhen, Northern Wei dynasty, China. Dates to ca. 550 CE. Nearly 5,000 tiny beads. While the thread of the necklace had decomposed, the beads were still in their original location and archaeologists were able to reconstruct the necklace.
5th century BC (Classical) Etruscan. Bulla with Daedalus and Icarus. Gold. A "bulla" is a hollow pendant, that could hold perfume or a charm. Found inside this one was "labdanum," a substance used in perfume. Depicted are the mythical craftsman Daedalus and his son, Icarus (on the back). Size: 4.1 x 2.6 x 2.6 cm.
Sarmatian necklace, ca. 3rd century B.C. - Sarmatian: member of a people originally of Iranian stock who migrated from Central Asia to the Ural Mountains between the 6th and 4th century BC and eventually settled in most of southern European Russia and the eastern Balkans. http://tmora.org/museum-exhibitions/online-exhibits/the-sarmatians/
Realms Of Gold The Novel: Treasures of the Sarmatians
Assyrian Treasures from the city of Kalhu (Nimrud), Earrings of Queen Yaba, wife of King Tiglath-Pileser III, who ruled from c.744-727 BC. Find Gold ornaments in Queen tombs - Gold Earnings The Iraqi Museum - Baghdad
Necklace, 1st century C.E. Gold, beryl, silver, Necklace: 13 9/16 in. (34.4 cm) long; Bes figure: 1 x 7.16 in. (2.6 x 1.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 16.149. Creative Commons-BY
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art: Necklace
A Hellenistic Herakles knot pendant, Circa 4th-3rd Century BC Composed of two sheet gold tubes decorated with scrolls of applied beaded wire, the hollow repoussé lion head terminals with gaping jaws holding gold hoops, with a die-struck gold draped dancing Maenad