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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