Five Rowed Necklace with Amulets
Faience necklaces with fruit and floral elements were highly prized by elite women and men in late Dynasty 18. Certainly worn for their visual appeal, this jewelry also had amuletic significance. Necklaces such as this one were believed to protect the wearer from evil spirits and natural dangers, such as snakes and scorpions, and to enhance sexual and regenerative powers in this life and the next.
- Medium: Faience
- Place Found: Thebes, Malkata, Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1390-1353 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: late XVIII Dynasty
- Period: New Kingdom
- Dimensions: 6 3/4 x 13 3/4 in. (17.1 x 35 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 48.66.69
- Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Lawrence Coolidge and Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, and the Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Five Rowed Necklace with Amulets, ca. 1390-1353 B.C.E. Faience, 6 3/4 x 13 3/4 in. (17.1 x 35 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Lawrence Coolidge and Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, and the Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 48.66.69. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Best (80%)