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Egyptian faience necklace, Late Period 664-30 BC

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Egyptian: Faience: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1337529
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Bernhard I. MŁller, PhD
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Polychrome Egyptian necklace with dented and dotted faience beads separated by smaller pearls.
The larger beads are a rare stylized variant of the quadruple Wedjat or Eye of Horus. Rendered with nice blue-green color and details in thick black paste.
The Eye of Horus is an ancient Egyptian symbol of protection, royal power and good health.
For a related amulet, cf. Ancient Resource, LLC, June 1998 sale, lot no. 71. Published as lot no. 107 in: Royal Athena Galleries. Egyptian Art in Miniature, Amulets & Scarabs. New York 1994.
Egyptian, Late Period, 664-30 BC
L. 29 cm (11.4 in)
Wearable, excellent condition. Beads newly assembled.
German private collection of the architect R. B., acquired at Galerie G√ľnter Puhze, Freiburg, on November 29, 1977. Document available.

The authenticity of the object is unconditionally guaranteed.