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Necklace of Sithathoryunet

Middle Kingdom
Dynasty 12
reign of Senwosret II–Amenemhat III
ca. 1887–1813 B.C.
From Egypt, Fayum Entrance Area, Lahun, Tomb of Sithathoryunet (BSA Tomb 8), Chamber E, box 4, BSAE excavations 1914
Gold, carnelian, lapis lazuli, green feldspar, amethyst
l. 82 cm (32 5/16 in) l. of drop beads 0.14 cm-0.24 cm; diam. of amethyst ball beads 0.05 cm
Credit Line:
Purchase, Rogers Fund and Henry Walters Gift, 1916
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 111
Excavated by Petrie at Lahun under the sponsorship of the British School of Archeology in Egypt, 1914. Received by Petrie in the division of finds. Purchased by the Museum from Petrie, 1916.

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