Turquoise imperial court necklace
Ch'ing dynasty (A.D. 1644-191 l)
Length: 121.0 cm Bead Diameter: appr. 1.3 cm
This necklace comprises 108 turquoise beads strung on a yellow-silk thread, interspersed with red-amethyst fo-t'ou, coral-bead substrands, and a pink tourmaline pendant. It was worn by the Ch'ing emperors at court functions.
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