Elements of a choker

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
2625–2500 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 4341 A


Overall: 3.8 x 25 x 0.4cm (1 1/2 x 9 13/16 x 3/16in.) Other (height x width x depth): 25cm (9 13/16in.) Overall (b): 0.4 x 1 cm (3/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, bronze and gold

Not On View


Jewelry, The Ancient World


Necklaces and neck bands

Reconstructed choker collar; faience. 2 terminals with fitting spacers; 6 white spacers of zigzag form; various other beads of different types and shapes, including green and black cylindrical beads and black ring beads).


From Giza, G 4341 A. 1914: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1924: assigned to the MFA by the Egyptian government.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition