Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Pre-Dynastic, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
Shell, faience, carnelian, limestone, lapis lazuli
ca. 3300-3100 B.C.E.
Predynastic Period, Naqada III Period
Largest bead: 5/8 x 3/8 in. (1.6 x 0.9 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Beaded Necklace, ca. 3300-3100 B.C.E. Shell, faience, carnelian, limestone, lapis lazuli, Largest bead: 5/8 x 3/8 in. (1.6 x 0.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 09.889.304. Creative Commons-BY
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One hundred and four beads of different material. Twelve are of cut, but unshaped shell, two of them big and conical, eighty-one of shell, cut into rings or disks; five of greenish faience, one disk, two cylinders, one cone, one compressed spheroid; one bluish faience barrel; three of carnelian, one ring, one spheroid, one bicone; one lazuli blunt drop pendant; one big elongated cylinder of glazed limestone is the chief piece.
Condition: Stringing modern.
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