Necklace with various stone beads

New Kingdom, Dynasty 18
1550–1295 B.C.

Findspot: The Sudan, Semna, Semna: S 563


Length: 41.5 cm (16 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Carnelian, Quartz crystal, lapis lazuli, amazonite and glass

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World


Necklaces and neck bands

Various stone beads and amulets of carnelian, crystal, lapis, amazonite, and glass.

[Alternate Text:]
The New Kingdom (1570-1070 B.C.) saw a great flowering of the jeweler’s art as improvements in the manufacture of faience (a quartz bodied ceramic) combined with the invention of glass-making to produce a dazzling variety of ornaments in new forms and colors.


From Semna: tomb S 563. 1924: Excavated by the Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.
(Accession date: March 18, 1924)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition