<em>Beaded Necklace</em>, 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 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.09.889.304_erg3.jpg)

Beaded Necklace

Medium: Shell, faience, carnelian, limestone, lapis lazuli

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 3300–3100 B.C.E.

Dimensions: Largest bead: 5/8 x 3/8 in. (1.6 x 0.9 cm)


Museum Location: Pre-Dynastic, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 09.889.304

Image: CUR.09.889.304_erg3.jpg,

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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