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LOT 0595

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GBP (£) 1,200 - 1,700
EUR (€) 1,330 - 1,890
USD ($) 1,570 - 2,220

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£270 (EUR 300; USD 353) (+bp*)

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Egyptian Bead Necklace with Tablet Pendant

1st millennium BC and later

A restrung multi strand necklace composed of lapis lazuli, stone and composition seed beads with later gold beads, the central feature comprising two large discoid lapis lazuli beads flanked by tubular carnelian and lapis lazuli beads threaded in Afghan style, a modern glazed composition plaque pendant, one side with a standing figure addressing a figure squatting on a column capital, the other with a tablet with eight lines of hieroglyphic text; modern screw clasp. 43.1 grams, 55cm (21 1/2"). Fine condition.

Provenance
Property of a London gentleman; acquired on the London art market in the 2000s; previously in a 1980s collection.