An Egyptian Faience Bead Pendant, Middle Kingdom, ca. 2141 - 2122 BCE
EJ2020Regular price $450 USD
the long cylindrical form of bright green faience, a color the ancient Egyptians particularly associated with the magical representation of new life, rejuvenation, and rebirth.
Dimensions: 3 cm (1.18 inches). Strung on a modern 18-inch silver chain
Condition: Intact and in excellent condition overall. A great gift idea!
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.