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Beaded Necklace

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Pre-Dynastic, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
MEDIUM Shell, faience, carnelian, limestone, lapis lazuli
  • Place Made: Abu Zaidan, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 3300-3100 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Predynastic Period, Naqada III Period
    DIMENSIONS Largest bead: 5/8 x 3/8 in. (1.6 x 0.9 cm)  (show scale)
    ACCESSION NUMBER 09.889.304
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION 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
    IMAGE overall, 09.889.304_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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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