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Ancient Egypt, Third Intermediate to Late Dynastic Period, 21st to 31st Dynasty, ca. 1070 to 332 BCE. A fine gathering of two necklaces strung with faience and glass beads of attractive white, turquoise, and blue hues. The first necklace features white faience beads interspersed with blue glass beads, a rectangular natural emerald as the central pendant, and a modern gold-filled chain and loop clasp combo. The longer necklace bears blue-glazed faience tubes that are interspersed with orange faience seed beads, modern metal barrel beads, and a trio of modern stone scarabs, and the terminals are fastened with an oxidized silver loop and ring clasp combo. Size (white faience): 17.125" L (43.5 cm); (natural emerald): 0.375" W x 0.4" H (0.95 cm x 1 cm); Size (blue faience w/ scarabs): 18.125" L (46 cm); (largest tube bead): 1.35" L (3.4 cm)

Provenance: ex-Davis collection, Houston, Texas, USA, acquired before 2013 from various auction houses in London and New York

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Faience and glass beads are ancient, while stringing, emerald pendant, stone scarabs, gold-filled components, and oxidize silver components are modern. Minor chips and abrasions to some beads, with light pitting on some glass beads, and light encrustations. Smooth patina and nice traces of original glaze pigmentation throughout. Both necklaces are strung in modern times and wearable as shown.

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Lot of 2 Egyptian Faience & Glass Bead Necklaces

Estimate $450 - $650Jan 16, 2020
Starting Price $250
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