Single Strand Necklace with Hathor Head Pendants
These two strings of beads show the importance of the deities Hothor, Bes and Taweret as protective amulets, which were worn by the living and also buried in tombs. The longer string includes floral elements. The gold beads with drop-shaped bottoms are in the form of the hieroglyph for nefer (beautiful).
- Medium: Faience
- Dates: ca. 1390-1353 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: late XVIII Dynasty
- Period: New Kingdom
- Dimensions: Length: 9 15/16 in. (25.2 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 48.66.38
- Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Lawrence Coolidge and Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, and the Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Single Strand Necklace with Hathor Head Pendants, ca. 1390-1353 B.C.E. Faience, Length: 9 15/16 in. (25.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Lawrence Coolidge and Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, and the Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 48.66.38. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Good (76%)