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CNG 91, Lot: 1763. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $1900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

A necklace made of amethyst beads, gold spacers, and steatite scarabs in gold mounts. Amethyst beads (91 total) separated by a series of gold spacers and mounted scarabs (9 scarabs total). The two finest scarabs from the Second Intermediate Period in slightly pale gold mounts, probably original, while the remainder are in more ornate fittings of uncertain manufacture, decorated with a series of glubules and granulation. Two scarabs with gold sheets covering back and base, smallest scarab on pendant with remaining green glaze. Pendant stone perhaps agate or sardonyx. Some surface damage to spacers and mounts, fragments of beads missing. All set in a reconstructed necklace with modern stringing. Overall length: approx. 37cm.