Necklace with pendant

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
1980–1630 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Uronarti, Cemetery, tomb 3

Dimensions

Length: 21 cm (8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

31.787

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

Necklace of 88 spherical, grooved gold beads and six cowrie shells, with a central pendant showing the djed-pillar (the hieroglyphic symbol for stability) between two sa-hieroglyphs ( symbols for protection).

Provenance

From Sudan, Uronarti, Cemetery, tomb 3. 1930: excavated by the Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.
(Accession date: February 1, 1930)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition