Necklace

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple

Dimensions

Overall: 45 cm length of necklace x 0.4 cm bead diameter (17 11/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.869

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

This necklace is composed of two hundred and fifty faience disc beads of brown color.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple. 1911: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition