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Necklace


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description This (restrung) necklace consists of biconical carnelian beads, beads of rolled strips of sheet gold, and ten amulets. The rooster and couchant animal at either end of the necklace, cast of a pale yellow metal, probably do not belong. Below the rooster at left is a tiny heart amulet of carnelian. The other amulets are cut out of sheet gold of varying thickness and have rolled sheet gold loops attached to the back. Below the couchant animal at right is an amulet showing a man holding palm branches, which symbolized "millions of years." The six remaining figures are hieroglyphs as well. The three birds at left probably represent the sacred ibis of the god Thoth although the long body of one and thick bill of another seem more appropriate to ducks. Two amulets show the double crown resting on a basket, which signified royal power in Upper and Lower Egypt. Another basket amulet has something protruding from it.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
6/21/1977Treatmentcleaned
10/19/1978Examinationexamined for condition
Exhibitions
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
2000-1600 BC (Middle Kingdom)
Medium
gold and carnelian beads
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
Accession Number
57.1515
Measurements
Bird H: 1/4 x W: 1/8 in. (0.67 x 0.38 cm); Ib H: 1/16 (0.2 x 0.05 cm); Ibis I H: 3/16 x W: 5/16 in. (0.55 x 0.79 cm); Ibis II H: 1/8 x W: 1/8 in. (0.35 x 0.3 cm); Vulture H: 3/16 x W: 1/8 in. (0.48 x 0.31 cm); Double Crown I H: 1/8 x W: 1/16 in. (0.29 x 0.22 cm); Double Crown II H: 1/4 x W: 3/16 in. (0.56 x 0.43 cm); Neb W: 1/8 in. (0.05 x 0.39 cm); Heh H: 1/8 x W: 3/16 in. (0.3 x 0.51 cm); Animal W: 1/16 in. (0.04 x 0.23 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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