Necklace

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


Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 33/x

Dimensions

Overall: 33.6 cm length of necklace x 0.4 cm diameter of ring beads (13 1/4 x 3/16 in.) Diameter and length of cylinder beads: 0.9 x 2 cm (3/8 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.3133

Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

This necklace of one hundred and six beads is composed of two large carnelian cylinder beads, one of which is broken, thirty-one small carnelian ring beads (belonging to the Early Dynastic period) and seventy-three faience ring beads (New Kingdom).

Provenance

From Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 33/x. 1910-11: 1910-11: 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.
(Accession date: December 7, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition