London, South Kensington
25 April 2001
AN EGYPTIAN POLYCHROME GLASS BEAD NECKLACE AND BRONZE MENAT (COUNTERPOISE)
MAINLY CIRCA 2ND CENTURY B.C./3RD CENTURY A.D.
Comprising Dynasty XVIII 'eye' and 'heart' beads, chequered and wavy mosaic glass beads, interspersed with plain blue, green and red beads, 14 in. (13.5 cm.) long; the bronze menat with twin human and lion heads above a broad collar with sun-god below seated above a cow in papyrus marsh, 3 in. (7.6 cm.) long; and a group of glass inlays, mainly circa 2nd Century B.C./A.D., including a eulogia with confronting heads of saints, circa 6th Century A.D., 1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm.) long(a lot)
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