Necklace

Egyptian
New Kingdom
1550–1070 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 258/X

Dimensions

Overall: 5 cm length of largest cylinder (1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.3073

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

This necklace is composed of two strings of beads, one which consists of twenty-one cylinder beads and the second which consists of twenty cylinder beads. Each string has a tiny ring bead at one end. There are also several loose beads which include seven cylinder beads, three barrel beads, one disc bead, one melon bead, and one tiny carnelian ball bead with two fused ring beads attached.

Provenance

From Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 258. 1911: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition