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Consisting of six double rows of truncated, cylindrical, glazed-steatite beads, separated by single rows of gold ball beads; bottom row consists of gilded beetles. Each end is finished with a semicircular gold terminal inscribed for Impy. Part of this necklace was found intact and the remainder...

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From Giza G 2381 A (tomb of Impy). 1912: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, reign of Neferkara Pepy II, 2246–2152 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Height x width x depth: 17.4 x 17.5 x 2.5 cm (6 7/8 x 6 7/8 x 1 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Gold, turquoise, lapis lazuli, and glazed steatite


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands