An Egyptian Revival gem-set and enamel necklace,
Lot 162
An Egyptian Revival gem-set and enamel necklace,
Sold for £1,560 (US$ 2,622) inc. premium
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An Egyptian Revival gem-set and enamel necklace, circa 1900
The necklace set alternately with gold spherical beads and either cornelian, lapis lazuli or chalcedony barrel-shaped beads, suspending an enamel, rose-cut diamond and circular-cut ruby pendant, with Egyptian heads and serpent motifs, set to the centre with an ancient scarab inscribed Aakheperra in hieroglyphics to the reverse, subsequently re-strung, necklace length 40.3cm.

Footnotes

  • Accompanied by a document from the British Museum which elaborates on the hieroglyphs to the reverse. The scarab is inscribed with the throne-name Aakherperra. This name was first taken by King Paebakhaenniut, however is normally accompanied by a further epithet. When it appears alone, as in the case here, it is more likely to represent either King Shoshenq of the twenty-second dynasty or King Shoshenq V.
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