Lotiform broadcollar terminal

Egyptian
New Kingdom
1550–1295 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Semna, S Room X

Dimensions

Height x width: 4.8 x 4.6 cm (1 7/8 x 1 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.1438

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Deep blue faience fragment that has been restored. May be an inlay or broadcollar terminal.

[Alternate Text:]
The New Kingdom (1570-1070 B.C.) saw a great flowering of the jeweler’s art as improvements in the manufacture of faience (a quartz bodied ceramic) combined with the invention of glass-making to produce a dazzling variety of ornaments in new forms and colors.

Provenance

From Semna, S Room X. 1927: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1927: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition