Lot 43
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An Egyptian Carnelian and Quartz Bead and Pendant Necklace, 3rd Intermediate/ Late Period, 1075-30 B.C.

10,000 - 15,000 USD
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  • An Egyptian Carnelian and Quartz Bead and Pendant Necklace
  • Cornelian, gold, glass soapstone, quartz
  • Turtle amulet 7/8 in. 2.1 cm. length as strung together 14 1/4 in. 36.2 cm.
composed of a central carnelian turtle amulet and numerous graduated carnelian cornflower bud pendants, interspersed with a variety of amulets and beads, including two Horus Falcons and three scarabs.


Goddard and Josephine DuBois, acquired in Egypt circa 1901-1907
Dr. Goddard DuBois, San Diego


The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, circa 1920-1940
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1945-1965
Museum of Man, San Diego, 1968

Catalogue Note

For the turtle amulet cf. W.M. Flinders Petrie, Amulets, London, 1914, pl. XLI, 239 a and b. Also see Henry G. Fischer, "Ancient Egyptian Representations of Turtles," The Metropolitan Museum of Art Papers, no. 13, New York, 1968.