Three Strand Necklace with Scarab
Most Egyptians wore scarabs on simple rings, bracelets, or necklaces. Egyptians wishing to emphasize their wealth and status incorporated scarabs into elaborate pieces of jewelry, like this impressive necklace.
- Medium: Steatite, glazed
- Place Excavated: Abydos, Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1630-1539 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: late XIII Dynasty-XVII Dynasty
- Period: Second Intermediate Period
- Dimensions: 1 11/16 in. (4.3 cm) 1/4 x 1/2 x 5/8 in. (0.7 x 1.2 x 1.6 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: 26.162
- Credit Line: Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Three Strand Necklace with Scarab, ca. 1630-1539 B.C.E. Steatite, glazed, 1 11/16 in. (4.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society, 26.162. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Good (78%)