Broadcollar

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
2465–2323 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 19.6 x 27.5 x 0.4 cm (7 11/16 x 10 13/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.1751

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

2 necklace terminals of gray-green faience (width 5.2 cm); 27 flower petal pendants, blue faience with black markings; 37 small ring and cylinder beads; group of faience cylinder beads of various sizes; part of original broad collar. Strung with modern cylinder beads (ABS plastic tubing) and 2 rows of small beads made of Fimo modeling compound. Reconstruction by Sheila Shear in 1992. on Objects.

Provenance

From Giza G 4631 / A, B, C shafts. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition and assigned to the MFA by the Egyptian government.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition