Wesekh broadcollar

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, reign of Neferkara Pepy II
2246–2152 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb of Impy, G 2381 A

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 17.4 x 17.5 x 2.5 cm (6 7/8 x 6 7/8 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

13.3086

Medium or Technique

Gold, turquoise, lapis lazuli, and glazed steatite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, necklaces and neck bands

Consisting of six double rows of truncated, cylindrical, glazed-steatite beads, separated by single rows of gold ball beads; bottom row consists of gilded beetles. Each end is finished with a semicircular gold terminal inscribed for Impy. Part of this necklace was found intact and the remainder has been restored accordingly.

Provenance

From Giza G 2381 A (tomb of Impy). 1912: 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: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition