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* A Large Egyptian Diorite Bead Pendant, Late Period, ca. 664 - 332 BCE

EJ1901

a black and white stone disc, pierced in the center for stringing.  Mounted on a modern sterling silver chain.

Dimensions:  Width: 2.5 cm (1 inch). Chain length: 24 inches

Condition: Intact and in excellent condition overall.

Provenance: The John J. Slocum Collection: Mr. Slocum (1914-1997) collected most of his antiquities while serving as US cultural attache to Egypt in the 1960s. Later, he served as Assistant to the Director of The Smithsonian, was appointed by President Reagan to the Presidential Cultural Property Advisory Committee, and was a Trustee Emeritus of the Archaeological Institute of America. He was a well-respected scholar/collector, whose medieval crusader coins were sold in a single-owner sale at Sotheby's, London in 1997.



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