Necklace

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


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

Dimensions

Overall: 49 cm (19 5/16 in.) Barrel beads: 0.9 x 1.2 cm (3/8 x 1/2 in.)- 1.2 x 1.7 cm (1/2 x 11/16 in.) Cylinder bead: 0.6 x 2 cm (1/4 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.972

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

On View

Stanford and Norma Jean Calderwood Gallery (Gallery 119)

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

This necklace consists of thirty-three beads: thirty-two barrel beads and one cylinder bead. It is from the neck of a body. (See group 21.970-971; 21.973-985).

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