Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, ca. 1981 - 1802 BC - Egypt
|Historical Period:||Ancient Egyptian, Middle Kingdom|
|Century/ Timeframe:||Dynasty 12, ca. 1981 - 1802 BC|
|Dimensions (in cm):||40,6 cm (16 inches)|
|Condition:||Good Condition, There Are No Repairs Or Restoration|
Necklaces of uniform or graduating spherical beads were fashionable during the Middle Kingdom. This very fine strand of faience ball beads of graduating size range from deep azure blue to soft greens, colours the ancient Egyptians particularly associated with magical representations of new life, rejuvenation and rebirth. Paralleling examples found in the British Museum, the necklace has been restrung with modern 18K gold openwork caps.
For related examples see, British Museum accession number: EA3084
Condition: All beads are intact and in excellent condition overall. The necklace has been restrung for wearing.
Dimensions: Length: 16 inches (40.6 cm)
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 private Californian collection, acquired in the 1960's and then by descent.
Material: Faience, gold
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