Shebiu Necklace of Hatnefer
- New Kingdom
- Dynasty 18, early
- reign of Thutmose II–Early Joint reign
- ca. 1492–1473 B.C.
- From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, Tomb of Hatnefer and Ramose (below TT 71), inside Basket "L", MMA excavations, 1935–36
- Faience, linen cord
- L. of necklace including ties 84 cm (33 1/16 in.); beads only 46.5 cm (18 5/16 in.)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1936
- Accession Number:
This necklace was found in the tomb of Hatnefer (36.3.1) inside a basket that is now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. The basket also contained a razor (36.3.69), a sealed pottery juglet (36.3.67), a pottery jar (36.3.68), and a linen sheet (36.3.140).
The necklace consists of lentil-shaped beads made of Egyptian faience, a ceramic material made of quartz frit. The beads are still strung on the original two-ply linen cord.