An Egyptian Faience Bead Pendant, Middle Kingdom, ca. 2141 - 2122 BCE


$375 USD


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the cylindrical form of bright blue-green faience, a color the ancient Egyptians particularly associated with the magical representation of new life, rejuvenation, and rebirth.

Dimensions: Bead length: 1.4 cm (0.55 inches), Strung on a 20-inch tarnish-resistant silver chain.

Condition: Intact and in very good condition overall. 

Provenance:  Forming part of the Lenman/Stohlman collection assembled by the Washington D.C. socialite Miss Isobel H. Lenman (1845 - 1931), in the early 1900"s. Loaned and accessioned by the Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., between 1916 and 1921 where it was exhibited until her death in 1931. Thereafter, the collection was returned to her heirs and sold around 1937 to Dr. Martin Stohlman, remaining with the Stohlman family until 2011.