String of beads and amulets

Egyptian


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 41 cm (16 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

45.966

Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string is comprised of fofrty-three faience amulet pendants, including a cartouche of Akhenaten, strung with fifty-one carnelian barrel beads as spacers and one tiny faience ring bead. One pendant has broken off from its suspension ring. Installed (in part) in reconstructed collar 65.1723. There are also several loose faience beads as follows: two oval pendant beads, two drop pendant beads, and two amulet beads.

Provenance

Between 1900 and 1907, acquired in Egypt by Goddard Du Bois (b. 1869 – d. 1925) and Josephine Cook Du Bois (b. 1864 – d. 1961), New York; 1945, gift of Mrs. Du Bois to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 27, 1945)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Goddard Dubois, "Goddard and Josephine Du Bois"