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Egyptian Necklace
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Egyptian Necklace


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description While the gold, blue faience, and carnelian beads interspersed with 11 amulets and thin gold spacers decorated with granulation are genuine, their arrangement in this necklace is a modern reconstruction. The variety of materials used highlights the wealth of resources, both local and imported, available to Egyptian craftsmen. Represented are gods, animals (or parts of them), and plants, all of which were believed to possess protective powers.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
10/08/1974Treatmentcleaned
10/19/1978Examinationexamined for condition
3/21/1984Treatmentcleaned
Exhibitions
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
  • Objects of Adornment: Five Thousand Years of Jewelry from the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York; Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio; Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa; Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu; New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans; Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee; Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis; Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo; The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota. 1984-1987.
  • Jewelry from the Walters Art Gallery and the Zucker Family Collection. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1987.
  • Bedazzled: 5,000 Years of Jewelry from the Walters Art Museum. Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville; The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota; The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2006-2009.
  • Bedazzled: 5,000 Years of Jewelry. El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso. 2010.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date of acquisition unknown], by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
ca. 1500-1100 BC (New Kingdom)
Medium
gold, Egyptian faience, glass, carnelian
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
Accession Number
57.1516
Measurements
Overall H: 3/16 (0.45 x 0.05 cm) Overall H: 3/16 (0.45 x 0.01 cm) Overall H: 1/16 (0.13 x 0.01 cm) Overall H: 0.01 cm Overall H: 1/16 (0.17 x 0.01 cm) Overall H: 0.02 x W: 0.02 cm Overall H: 3/16 x W: 1/16 in. (0.52 x 0.08 cm) Overall H: 1/16 in. (0.17 cm) Overall H: 1/16 (0.08 x 0.01 cm) Overall H: 1/4 (0.59 x 0.05 cm) Overall H: 3/16 x W: 1/16 in. (0.45 x 0.09 cm) Other (gold bead diam.) : 0.01 cm Other (carnelian bead diam.) : 0.01 cm
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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