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Necklace with pendant

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Necklace of 88 spherical, grooved gold beads and six cowrie shells, with a central pendant showing the djed-pillar (the hieroglyphic symbol for stability) between two sa-hieroglyphs ( symbols for protection).

Provenance

From Uronarti: Cemetery, tomb 3. 1930: Excavated by the Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan. (Accession date: February 1, 1930)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 1980–1630 B.C.

Object Place for Label

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Uronarti, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Length: 21 cm (8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

31.787

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands