Necklace

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–20
1550–1070 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 491

Dimensions

Overall: 22.6 cm (8 7/8 in.) length

Accession Number

11.2566

Medium or Technique

Carnelian, gold

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

Necklace of carnelian and electrum beads, with one large carnelian cowroid bead and three small scarabs.

[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 Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 491. 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