Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Necklace of Renisenib

Period:
Middle Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 12–13
Date:
ca. 1810–1700 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Asasif, Birabi, pit tomb CC 25, burial of Reniseneb, around mummy's neck, Carnarvon/Carter excavations, 1910
Medium:
Gold, obsidian
Dimensions:
l. 79 cm (31 1/8 in)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926
Accession Number:
26.7.1349
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 111
This necklace was found around the neck of the mummy of Reniseneb. A mirror (26.7.1351) inscribed with Reniseneb's name and title was also found on the mummy. His coffin had been placed in a pit tomb that contained at least five other burials, all of which had been ransacked. The fact that Reniseneb's coffin was undisturbed and had been placed on top of fragments from the rifled burials may indicate that it was placed in the tomb after the robbery had occurred.
Excavated by Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon, 1910; acquired by Lord Carnarvon in the division of finds. Carnarvon Collection purchased by the Museum from Lady Carnarvon, 1926.

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