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Nefer pendants and beads

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Twenty-four electrum nefer pendants; two triple nefer pendants; fifty-one barrel beads. Strung with grouped ball beads of dark and light blue glass. Center: gold jackal amulet. [Alternate Text:] The New Kingdom (1570-1070 B.C.) saw a great flowering of the jeweler's art as improvements in the...

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Provenance

Between 1900 and 1907, acquired in Egypt by Goddard Du Bois (b. 1869 – d. 1925) and Josephine Cook Du Bois (b. 1864 – d. 1961), New York; 1945, gift of Mrs. Du Bois to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 27, 1945)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Goddard Dubois, "Goddard and Josephine Du Bois"

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, 1550–1295 B.C.

Dimensions

Length of string: 39.9 cm (15 11/16 in.) Height of jackal: 1.4 cm

Accession Number

45.969

Medium or Technique

Electrum and glass

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads