Necklace of beads and amulets

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


Findspot: Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 491

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .380 Length:

Accession Number

11.2565

Medium or Technique

Carnelian, gold, faience, ivory

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

Necklace of carnelian, gold, faience and ivory ball beads with pendants: One carnelian hand, one carnelian fly, one carnelian (?), one gold hawk and one gold fly.

[Alternate Text:]
The New Kingdom (1570-1070 B.C.) saw a great flowering of the jeweler’s art as improvements in the manufacture of faience (a quartz bodied ceramic) combined with the invention of glass-making to produce a dazzling variety of ornaments in new forms and colors.

Provenance

From Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 491. 1911: 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