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Ancient Egypt
RARE PERIDOT RITUAL NECKLACE
Ptolemaic dynasty (305 - 30 BC)

Ex collection of Mrs and Mr Goddard Dubois

 

Object :
Nº 1760
Medium :
Stone Gold
Dimensions :
Length: 37.5 cm (14.5’’)
Bibliography :
San Diego Union, July 14, 1968 - Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1920

Necklace with 13 green Peridot beads and 12 spacer beads in golden metal. Modern clasps. The necklace is intact with a very good state of preservation.

This necklace was part of 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 where 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.