Necklaces

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


Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 244

Dimensions

Overall: 82 cm total length of two strings x 0.4 cm diameter of small bead (17 5/16 x 3/16 in.) Diameter and length of amazonite bead: 0.5 x 0.9 cm (3/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.2577

Medium or Technique

Jasper, faience, carnelian, amazonite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

Two strings of beads composed of two hundred and forty-six carnelian ball beads, two tiny jasper duck-amulets, one tiny jasper scarab, two tiny faience scarabs, one amazonite barrel bead, and one blue glass ring bead.

Provenance

From Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 244. 1910-11: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

(accession date: October 19, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition