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An Egyptian carnelian and faience bead necklace, 18th Dynasty ca 1550 - 1295 BC
Reference No: EJ117
An Egyptian carnelian and faience bead necklace, 18th Dynasty ca 1550 - 1295 BC
Price : $ 7,500
EUR 6,990.75 GBP 5,978.25 AUD 11,497.50
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Reportedly from the Fayum, and composed of thirty-seven high quality carnelian spherical beads graduated in size, and interspersed with four blue glazed faience beads. 

Condition:  All beads shows expected minor signs of wear, they are all intact and in very good condition overall.  The necklace has been restrung with an 18K modern gold clasp.  A truly beautiful necklace and superb example of ancient Egyptian craftmanship.

Dimensions:  Length:  17"

Provenance:  Miss Isobel H. Lenman private collection, certified by the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. and loaned to the museum by Joseph M. Hausler, Washington, D.C., acquired by Dr. and Mrs Stohlman in 1965 and thereafter by descent.  Smithsonian accession number: 316012 marked on central bead.