Beaded broadcollar

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2323–2150 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb G 2342 D (now G 5520 D)


H eightx Width x Depth: 25 x 20.5 x 0.6 cm (9 13/16 x 8 1/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience with reproduction terminals

Out on Loan

On display at Houston Museum of Natural Science, TX, May 17, 2013 – December 31, 2020


Jewelry, The Ancient World


Necklaces and neck bands

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6 beaded broadcollar constructed by Sheila Shear in 2003 to accompany beadnet dress (33.1020.1). Beads include faience cylinders (33-3-34).


From Giza, tomb G 2342 D (now G 5520 D). 1933: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition