Broad collar necklace from the tomb of Senebtisi

Middle Kingdom
Dynasty 12, late–early 13
ca. 1850–1775 B.C.
From Egypt, Memphite Region, Lisht North, Tomb of Senwosret (758), Pit 763, burial of Senebtisi, MMA excavations, 1906–07
Faience, turquoise, gold leaf
Gilded falocn heads and leaf pendants, originally of gilded plaster, are reconstructed in gilded silver.
Gilded plaster beads reconstructed in gilded brass
H. 8 cm (3 1/8 in); w. 27.5 cm (10 13/16 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1908
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 113
Excavated by the Egyptian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds.

Lythgoe, Albert M. 1907. "The Egyptian Expedition III." In The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, vol. 2, no. 10 (October), p. 168.

Mace, Arthur C. and Herbert E. Winlock 1916. The Tomb of Senebtisi at Lisht, Publications of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Egyptian Expedition, 1. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 20, 66-67 (3), pl. 24B.

Hayes, William C. 1953. Scepter of Egypt I: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in The Metropolitan Museum of Art: From the Earliest Times to the End of the Middle Kingdom. Cambridge, Mass.: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 307.