Broad collar of Senebtisi, Faience, gold, carnelian, turquoise.
Falcon heads and leaf pendants originally gilded plaster, restored in gilded silver. Eyes originally gilded beads restored in gilded plaster.

Broad collar of Senebtisi

Period:
Middle Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 12, late–early 13
Date:
ca. 1850–1775 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Memphite Region, Lisht North, Tomb of Senwosret (758), Pit 763, burial of Senebtisi, MMA excavations, 1906–07
Medium:
Faience, gold, carnelian, turquoise.
Falcon heads and leaf pendants originally gilded plaster, restored in gilded silver. Eyes originally gilded beads restored in gilded plaster.
Dimensions:
Outside diam. 25 cm (9 13/16 in); max w. 7.5 cm (2 15/16 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1908
Accession Number:
08.200.30
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 113
Excavated by the Egyptian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1906-1907. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds and accessioned, 1908.

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Scott, Nora E. 1964. "Egyptian Jewelry." In The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, new ser., vol. 22, no. 7 (March), pp. 226–27, fig. 7; p. 230.

Arnold, Dieter, Emma Brunner Traut, Henry G. Fischer, Matthias Seidel, Wilfried Seipel, C. Vandersleyen, and Erika Feucht 1975. Das alte Ägypten, Propyläen Kunstgeschichte, 15. Berlin, p. 389, fig. 393a.

Patch, Diana Craig 2015. "Funerary Jewelry of Senebtisi." In Ancient Egypt Transformed: The Middle Kingdom, edited by Adela Oppenheim, Dorothea Arnold, Dieter Arnold, and Kei Yamamoto. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pp. 237–39, no. 176A.

Quirke, Stephen 2015. "Understanding Death: A Journey between Worlds." In Ancient Egypt Transformed: The Middle Kingdom, edited by Adela Oppenheim, Dorothea Arnold, Dieter Arnold, and Kei Yamamoto. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 221.

Arnold, Dieter and Adela Oppenheim 2015. "Excavations by The Metropolitan Museum of Art at Middle Kingdom Sites." In Ancient Egypt Transformed: The Middle Kingdom, edited by Adela Oppenheim, Dorothea Arnold, Dieter Arnold, and Kei Yamamoto. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 312.