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Collection of Lady Dale, acquired during the 1960s-1970s.
THE PROPERTY OF LADY DALE
Lots 65-69 and 174
Lady Dale's interest in antiquities began in 1968 when she went to live in the Lebanon with her husband, Sir William Dale, legal advisor to the UN Relief and Works Agency. There she became interested in archaeology and started collecting glass, ceramics, beads and amulets. Lady Dale made a serious study of jewellery, and was fascinated by the importance of amulets as protection against the 'evil eye'. In 1978 The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, organised the exhibition Ancient Ornament: Beads from the Ancient Near East from the Collection of Lady Dale.