Bead necklace

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom


Dimensions

Overall: length: 34 cm (13 3/8 in.) Ball beads: diameter: 0.8 cm (5/16 in.) Bi-conical bead (central bead): 2.1 x 2.5 cm (13/16 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

46.1457

Medium or Technique

Amethyst

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

This necklace consists of sixty-five amethyst ball beads with a large lentoid centerpiece. When it arrived at the museum, the beads were strung incorrectly with eight Etruscan gold ball beads, which have now been removed.

Provenance

Between 1900 and 1907, acquired in Egypt by Goddard Du Bois (b. 1869 – d. 1925) and Josephine Cook Du Bois (b. 1864 – d. 1961), New York; 1946, gift of Mrs. Du Bois to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 27, 1946)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Goddard Du Bois