Necklace of beads and amulets
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–20
Findspot: Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 491
Legacy dimension: .380 Length:
Medium or Technique
Carnelian, gold, faience, ivory
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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.
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.
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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition