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Broadcollar necklace elements

Old Kingdom, dynasty 5–6
2465–2152 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb G 2360 A

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold, copper, faience

Not On View


Jewelry, The Ancient World


Necklaces and neck bands

Fragments of a broadcollar composed of short cylindrical faience beads with a row of pendants in the shape of beetles composed of are the rock crystal set into gilded copper frames:

a) Gilded copper frames
b) Rock crystal pendants in the shape of beetles
c) Gold leaf

See also 13.3406: faience and carnelian beads


From Egypt, Giza, G 2360 A. 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition