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EJ1725

* An Egyptian Faience and Carnelian Bead Necklace, Middle Kingdom, ca. 2030-1640 BC

For the Egyptians, gold was the color of the flesh of the gods, the color of divinity. Carnelian held special significance for it was not only connected with blood and hence energy dynamism and power but also Seth, the Egyptian god of war, chaos and storms. This striking necklace features long barrel beads of high quality carnelian and two fine blue/green glazed faience beads strung with gold spacers.  

Dimensions: Length: 15 1/4 inches (38.7 cm)

Condition:Intact and in excellent condition overall.

Provenance:   Lenman/Stohlman collection assembled by the Washington D.C. socialite Miss Isobel H. Lenman (1845 - 1931), in the early 1900"s on loan to the Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., between 1916 and 1921 (part) and ex Sumer Gallery, NY prior to1982.

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