Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
As early as the Old Kingdom (circa 2670–2195 B.C.), Egyptian artisans fashioned images of gods, kings, and mortals wearing broad collars made of molded tubular and teardrop beads. These beaded collars may have been derived from floral prototypes. In antiquity the collar was called a wesekh, literally "the broad one."
Possible Place Collected: Thebes
ca. 1336-1327 B.C.E., ca. 1327-1323 B.C.E., or ca.1323-1295 B.C.E.
late XVIII Dynasty
14 7/16 x 4 7/16 in. (36.6 x 11.3 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Broad Collar, ca. 1336-1327 B.C.E., ca. 1327-1323 B.C.E., or ca.1323-1295 B.C.E. Faience, 14 7/16 x 4 7/16 in. (36.6 x 11.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 40.522. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 40.522_SL1.jpg)
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Dark blue faience necklace. Semi-circular 'collar' type with six rows of cylindrical beads separated by single strands of small circular beads. Below, a row of large elongated pear-shaped beads bordered by single strand of small circular beads. Ends terminate in large semi-circular faience plaques each pierced four times.
Condition: Perfect with exception of one large bead in center of lowest register which is broken at upper end
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