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    CANAANITE. Late Bronze Age, 1500-1300 BCE. Red carnelian, coral and agate bead necklace. Approximately 20 inches (50 cm) in length, restrung and fitted with a modern clasp, with large carnelian beads in the shape of lotus seeds, with smaller beads of red coral and gray agate interspersed; also, one carnelian Egyptian wadjet eye and one lotus seed bead of rock crystal. See Chronicles of the Land (Israel Museum, 2013), page 57, 22 for a similar necklace composed of identical beads.

    From the Barakat Biblical Collection; ex Moshe Dayan Collection, in a gold-leaf presentation frame with a card signed M. Dayan, 1971.

    In addition to his remarkable feats as a soldier and statesman, Moshe Dayan (1915-1981) was an assiduous archeologist and collector of antiquities. His collection of 9,000 antiquities was sold to the Israel Museum for $1 million in 1982.


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    November, 2016
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