String of amulets and truncated ball beads

Third Intermediate Period
1070–712 B.C.


Height (largest pendant) x Length: 3.7 x 37.5 cm (1 7/16 x 14 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Carnelian, modern gold end pieces

Out on Loan

On display at Houston Museum of Natural Science, TX, May 17, 2013 – June 30, 2020


Jewelry, The Ancient World


Necklaces and neck bands

One carnelian sacred eye (incomplete); one brown stone ditto; one carnelian heart-shaped pendant; one ditto seated god pendant; one translucent yellowish stone dd pendant. Strung with large carnelian ring beads. Modern gold end pieces.


Between 1900 and 1907, acquired in Egypt by Goddard Du Bois (b. 1869 – d. 1925) and Josephine Cook Du Bois (b. 1864 – d. 1961), New York; 1946, gift of Mrs. Du Bois to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 27, 1946)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Goddard Du Bois