Christie's Special Exhibition Gallery
7 December 2011
AN EGYPTIAN CARNELIAN AND RED FAIENCE BEAD NECKLACE
NEW KINGDOM, DYNASTY XVIII-XX, 1550-1070 B.C.
Composed of carnelian opium poppy seed pod pendants, one crouching Harpokrates pendant, one baboon pendant, one leaf-shaped pendant and one abstract hand pendant, graduated in size, interspersed with biconical faience beads
18¼ in. (46.4 cm.) long
Miss Lily Place, acquired in Cairo, 1925-1929.
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, donated by Lily Place, 1929; deaccessioned in 1958.
with Blumka Gallery, New York, 1958.
Acquired by the current owner prior to 1976.
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Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1985-1990.
Tuscon, University of Arizona Museum of Art, 1992.
San Bernardino, Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum, California State University, 1994-2010.
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