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* A Near Eastern Carnelian Bead Pendant, ca. early 1st millennium BCE

MJ2001

of leaf-shaped form, the front with incised lines to suggest veins. Mounted as a pendant on a 16-inch anti-tarnish sterling silver chain. Smithsonian accession number 309225 in black pigment on the back.

Condition: With several losses to the surface overall in good condition.

Dimensions: 2.5 x 2.5 cm (1 x 1 inch)

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.

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