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Necklace

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 11
2140–1991 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Naga el-Deir, Tomb N 453 b

Dimensions

Length: 60.2 cm (23 11/16 in.) Barrel bead: 0.8 x 1.5 cm (5/16 x 9/16 in.) Cylinder beads: 0.4 x 2.7 cm (3/16 x 1 1/16 in.) - 0.5x 2.4 cm

Accession Number

21.970

Medium or Technique

Faience

On View

Stanford and Norma Jean Calderwood Gallery (Gallery 119)

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

This necklace is comprised of thirty-eight beads: thirty-five blue-green barrel beads and three brownish-black cylinder beads.

Provenance

From Egypt, Naga el-Deir, tomb N 453 b. 1904: excavated by George Reisner for the Hearst Expedition of the University of California (which became the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition in 1905)
(Accession Date: January 1, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition