Necklace

Egyptian
Late Period
760–332 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Pit G 7214 F, mummy

Dimensions

Overall: length doubled approximately 16 cm (6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.1025

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

This is a double strand necklace strung in the original order. It consists of many tiny brick-red faience ring beads, six yellow ring beads, eight blue faience ring beads, seven green faience ring beads and a large blue faience ball bead with a double black stripe. The double strands pass through the large ball bead.
The Object Register mentions carnelian and glass beads and a large green ball bead, which are not present.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza Pit G 7214 F, mummy. Apr. 1925: 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