"Pan Grave" Necklace
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Old Kingdom to 18th Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
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.
Ivory, quartz (?)
ca. 1630-1539 B.C.E.
Second Intermediate Period
Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund
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"Pan Grave" Necklace, ca. 1630-1539 B.C.E. Ivory, quartz (?), Length: 9 1/8 in. (23.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund, 02.242. Creative Commons-BY
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 8/7/2007
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