Ancient Egypt, Third Intermediate to Late Dynastic Period, 21st to 31st Dynasty, ca. 1076 to 332 BCE. A lovely necklace of a wearable form composed of dozens of glazed faience beads that display a myriad of vibrant hues. The faience beads are presented in tubular, seed, barrel-form, and striated forms, and hanging in the center is a conical faience plug amulet. Strung in modern times and capped with a modern, silver-plated loop and lobster clasp combo, this is an attractive example of ancient art! Size (necklace): 25" L (63.5 cm); (central pendant): 0.35" W x 0.75" H (0.9 cm x 1.9 cm)
Provenance: ex-private Simonian collection, Los Angeles, California, USA
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Strung in modern times and wearable as shown. Faience beads are ancient, and stringing and silver-plated components are modern. Minor nicks to some beads, with light encrustations, and fading to some areas of original glaze color, otherwise intact and very good. Great traces of original glaze color throughout.