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Wesekh broadcollar

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For both men and women alike, jewelry added interest and color to garments of undyed linen. The parure shown here, which consists of a collar, counterpoise, and pair of bracelets, was restrung from elements of blue, green, and black faience left behind by robbers in an otherwise empty, plain...

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From Giza, tombs G 2422 D, G 2416 D III and G 1102 F (chanber). 1936: 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: August 1, 1937)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5, 2465–2323 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Height x width x depth: 19 x 27 x 0.5 cm (7 1/2 x 10 5/8 x 3/16 in.)

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The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands