"Pan Grave" Necklace
Archaeologists working in Upper Egypt and Lower Nubia continue to discover shallow, round graves with concave bottoms. These so-called pan graves often contain simple jewelry such as the necklaces displayed here, non-Egyptian pottery, and large numbers of weapons. The people buried in "pan graves" were probably the Medjay, nomads from the eastern Nubian desert who served in the Egyptian army as scouts and light infantry during the wars of liberation against the Hyksos.
This text refers to these objects: ' 02.242; 02.241
- Medium: Ivory
- Place Excavated: Diospolis Parva, Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1630-1539 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: XVII Dynasty
- Period: Second Intermediate Period
- Dimensions: length: 9 1/8 in. (23.1 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Old Kingdom to 18th Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 02.242
- Credit Line: Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: "Pan Grave" Necklace, ca. 1630-1539 B.C.E. Ivory, length: 9 1/8 in. (23.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund, 02.242. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Best (80%)