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Necklace of carnelian and electrum beads, with one large carnelian cowroid bead and three small scarabs. From Zawiet-el-Aryan. [Alternate Text:] The New Kingdom (1570-1070 B.C.) saw a great flowering of the jeweler's art as improvements in the manufacture of faience (a quartz bodied ceramic)...

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Provenance

From Zawyet el-Aryan, 1911:Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–20, 1550–1070 B.C.

Findspot

Zawyet el-Aryan, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 22.6 cm (8 7/8 in.) length

Accession Number

11.2566

Medium or Technique

Carnelian, gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands