Lot 40
  • 40

An Egyptian Faience and Carnelian Bead and Pendant Necklace, New Kingdom/3rd Intermediate Period, 1540-716 B.C.

Estimate
15,000 - 25,000 USD
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Description

  • An Egyptian Faience and Carnelian Bead and Pendant Necklace
  • Cornelian, silver, faience
  • Central Harpocrates pendant 1 in. 2.4 cm length as strung together 16 1/2 in. 41.9 cm.
composed of turquoise faience openwork plaques alternating with carnelian seated Harpocrates pendants and interspersed with carnelian spherical beads, two additional Harpocrates pendants at the ends, the faience plaques each in the shape of a naos containing the goddess Sekhmet, molded in relief on both sides, facing right and holding a scepter.

Provenance

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

Exhibited

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

Condition

Generally excellent and as shown, two or three of the smallest carnelian pendants seem to have chipped or cut-down bases.
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