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Necklace of flower and amphora-shaped pendants (modern stringing)

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10 gold beads with granulated ends. One bead with double rows of granulation. Four gold amphorae pendants. Six gold petalled flower pendeants. Two gold pomegranate pendants. Said to be strung in same order as found: (r-l) 1 pomegranate, 2 amphorae, 6 flowers, 2 amphorae, pomegranate. 7th...

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May 1945, said to have been found about 12 miles southeast of Medinet Gurob, Egypt, by Robert Gordon Faudree [see note 1]; 1959, sold by Faudree to Horace L. Mayer (b. 1899 - d. 1968), Williamstown, MA [see note 2]; to his widow, Florence Ellen Mayer, Williamstown; 1971, gift of Mrs. Mayer to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 10, 1972) NOTES: [1] According to letters from Faudree of July 6, 1959 and October 7, 1959. [2] First lent by Horace L. Mayer to the MFA on October 30, 1959 (loan no. 48.59).

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Gift of Mrs. Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian, Late Period, 664–332 B.C.

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Said to be found, 12 miles southeast of Gurob in the Faiyum, Egypt


Length: 13.7 cm (5 3/8 in.)

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The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands