Necklace of flower and amphora-shaped pendants (modern stringing)

Egyptian
Late Period
664–332 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, 12 miles southeast of Gurob in the Faiyum, Said to be found

Dimensions

Length: 13.7 cm (5 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1972.1075

Medium or Technique

Gold

On View

Egyptian Late Period Gallery (Gallery 216)

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

10 gold beads with granulated ends. One bead with double rows of granulation. Four gold amphorae pendants. Six gold petalled flower pendants. Two gold pomegranate pendants. Said to be strung in same order as found: (r-l) 1 pomegranate, 2 amphorae, 6 flowers, 2 amphorae, pomegranate. 7th head from right has double rows of granulation. Modern string.

Provenance

May 1945, said to have been found about 12 miles southeast of Medinet Gurob, Egypt, by Robert Gordon Faudree [see note 1]; 1959, sold by Faudree to Horace L. Mayer (b. 1899 - d. 1968), Williamstown, MA [see note 2]; to his widow, Florence Ellen Mayer, Williamstown; 1971, gift of Mrs. Mayer to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 10, 1972)

NOTES:
[1] According to letters from Faudree of July 6, 1959 and October 7, 1959. [2] First lent by Horace L. Mayer to the MFA on October 30, 1959 (loan no. 48.59).

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Horace L. Mayer