• Ancient Jewelry  auction at Christies

    Sale 2233

    Ancient Jewelry

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 390

    AN EGYPTIAN CARNELIAN, RED JASPER AND GOLD BEAD NECKLACE

    NEW KINGDOM TO LATE PERIOD, 1550-343 B.C AND LATER

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    AN EGYPTIAN CARNELIAN, RED JASPER AND GOLD BEAD NECKLACE
    NEW KINGDOM TO LATE PERIOD, 1550-343 B.C AND LATER
    Centered by a carnelian scarab pendant, interspersed with carnelian and red jasper beads, including four wadjet-eye amulets, one with a cartouche on the reverse for Nebmaatre (Amenhotep III), one engraved with a standing goddess holding a scepter; eight cornflower pendants, and barrel-shaped and biconical beads interspersed with smooth and faceted spherical beads; strung with six modern biconical gold beads and a modern clasp
    18½ in. (47 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    Dr. J. J. Acworth (1853-1927), who visited Egypt in the late 19th Century.
    Acquired by the current owner in 1948.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK PRIVATE COLLECTION