London, South Kensington
29 April 2010
AN EGYPTIAN CORNELIAN NECKLACE
NEW KINGDOM-LATE PERIOD, CIRCA 1550-343 B.C.
Composed of sixteen lotus seed pendants of varying size, interspersed with barrel-shaped beads, centred by a pendant cylindrical amulet with snake head, re-strung with a modern gold clasp
Acquired on the French market, 1990s.
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For snake head amulets, cf. C. Andrews, Amulets of Ancient Egypt, London 1994, p. 84, no. 86.
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