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Necklace

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Quartz, carnelian, agate, steatite, serpentine
  • Place Excavated: Mechali, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 3850-3500 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Predynastic Period, Naqada I Period (probably)
    DIMENSIONS Approximate length: 18 7/8 in. (48 cm) Largest pendant: 1/2 in. (1.2 cm)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 09.889.313a
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 232 beads and pendants. Chief pendant is a drop of rather opaque tan quartz; other pendants are six smaller drops of chalcedony of all possible colors, and one of agate; one large disk of orange opaque quartz and two spheroids of brown steatite(?). The chain consists of 111 gray and brown and 110 black beads of steatite (?) graduated in size and varying in shape from thin disk to spheroid. Found with bracelet No. 313. Condition: Stringing modern.
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