11 December 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 4,000
Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000
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
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
G. Max Bernheimer
+1 212 636 2245
Molly Morse Limmer
Dr. J. J. Acworth (1853-1927), who visited Egypt in the late 19th Century.
Acquired by the current owner in 1948.
PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK PRIVATE COLLECTION
With its sleek, abstract form and its eyes tilted slightly towards the heavens, this rare complete idol is set to be a highligh..
Antiquities specialist Claudio Corsi explains what new collectors should look for, illustrated with exquisite pieces from the r..
Ancient jewellery styles are in vogue, but original pieces that can be thousands of years old are surprisingly affordable