9 December 2008
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
Al Sheikh Moussa family collection, UAE, 1970s.
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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.
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