Necklace with various stone beads
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18
Findspot: The Sudan, Semna, Semna: S 563
Length: 41.5 cm (16 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Carnelian, Quartz crystal, lapis lazuli, amazonite and glass
Not On View
Various stone beads and amulets of carnelian, crystal, lapis, amazonite, and glass.
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 Semna: tomb S 563. 1924: 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: March 18, 1924)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition