Necklace with disc beads and amulets
- New Kingdom
- Dynasty 18
- reign of Ahmose–Thutmose III
- ca. 1550–1425 B.C.
- From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Asasif, Tomb CC 37, Burial 53, Carnarvon/Carter excavations, 1911
- Carnelian, gold, silver, faience, glass, yellow stone, tin
- L. 37 cm (14 9/16 in)
amulets: L. 0.5–1.1 cm (1/4–3/8 in)
- Credit Line:
- Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926
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This necklace is composed of tiny disk beads interspersed with a variety of amulets, including falcons, a frog, Tawerets, a lotus, bolti fish, a shell or bullae, a hand, and a "nefer" sign. Some amulets, such as the lotus, frog, and fish, symbolize fertility, while Taweret and the falcon offer protection. The "nefer" hieroglyph conveys a good wish. This necklace was one of three stored in a small jewelry box in a man's burial.