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An Egyptian Faience and Lotus Bead Necklace, 18th Dynasty ca 1550 - 1295 BC
Reference No: EJ208
An Egyptian Faience and Lotus Bead Necklace, 18th Dynasty ca 1550 - 1295 BC
Price : $ 1,495
EUR 1,377.04 GBP 1,179.11 AUD 2,281.22
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the necklace of cylindrical and spherical blue and ivory glazed faience beads that are the pure warm colors the Egyptians associated with magical power, new life, rejuvenation, rebirth strung with five independent strands of beads that terminate with a single, azure glazed lotus bead.

Condition: Restrung, all beads intact, some with minor wear to the edges or minor pitting to the glaze that does not detract.  The lotus beads feature a fine, heavy glaze with some small losses to the ends of the petals,  and with mineral accumulation in the grooves of the carved detail.  

Dimensions:  Drop Length: 16 inches (41 cm)

Provenance:  Private DC collection, acquired in the 1960's