ANCIENT EGYPTIAN NECKLACE WITH BES AMULETS
Necklace in blue faience with 8 amulet pendants of Bes beating a drum, a central seated goddess (Isis or Sekhmet), 18 ball beads and many ring bead spacers. Very good conservation.
This necklace is from Mrs and Mr Goddard Dubois antiquities collection that was acquired during their extensive travels in Egypt in the early 20th Century. The Dubois jewellery collection was loaned to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York to open the Jewel Room in 1919. The collection was exhibited from 1920 until 1935. The necklace was exhibited at the Boston Museum of Art between 1945 and 1965. The entire Dubois’s collection was on loan and exhibited at the Museum of Man in California for six months in 1968.