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    Sale 2057

    Ancient Jewelry

    9 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 231

    AN EGYPTIAN CARNELIAN NECKLACE

    NEW KINGDOM, DYNASTY XVIII-XX, 1550-1070 B.C.

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    Estimate

    AN EGYPTIAN CARNELIAN NECKLACE
    NEW KINGDOM, DYNASTY XVIII-XX, 1550-1070 B.C.
    Composed of forty-three cornflower pendants graduated in size, interspersed with small spherical beads of various sizes and shapes, strung with spherical beads on either side of the modern gold clasp
    19 in. (48.3 cm.) long


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    For a necklace formed of similar beads see no. 314 in Brovarski, et al., Egypt's Golden Age: The Art of Living in the New Kingdom 1558-1085 B.C.

    Provenance

    Al Sheikh Moussa family collection, UAE, 1970s.