Part of necklace

New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–20
1550–1070 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan


Overall: 5.8 cm (2 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Jasper, faience

Not On View


Jewelry, The Ancient World


Necklaces and neck bands

Part of a neckace composed of a total of eighteen elements, seven which are small jasper ball beads, one which is a tiny gold ball bead, one which is a large carnelian ball bead, one which is a cowrie shaped jasper bead with design on base, and eight which are Taweret amulets, four made of jasper and four made of faience.


From Zawyet el-Aryan; 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