Necklace of Wah
- Middle Kingdom
- Dynasty 12
- reign of Amenemhat I, early
- ca. 1981–1975 B.C.
- From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Southern Asasif, Tomb of Wah (MMA 1102), Mummy, bandages at neck, MMA excavations, 1920
- Carnelian, moss agate, milky quartz, glazed steatite, black and white porphyry, linen cord
- Total l. 103 cm (40 9/16 in); beads: L. 1-1.95 cm (3/8-3/4 in.); diam. 04-1.1 cm (3/16-7/16 in.)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund and Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1940
- Accession Number:
This asymmetrical bead necklace may have been worn during Wah's lifetime, but it was certainly restrung for the funeral as the linen cord shows no sign of wear. After Wah's mummy had been partially wrapped, the necklace was tied around the neck along with three others: one made of gold beads (40.3.17); one made of silver beads (40.3.19); and one made of faience beads (40.3.18).