Necklace of Gold Ball Beads

Middle Kingdom

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Five of Wah's necklaces were probably worn during his lifetime, although some may have been restrung for his burial. After Wah's mummy had been partially wrapped, this necklace of gold beads was tied around the neck. At the same level were three other necklaces: one made of silver beads (40.3.19); one made of blue faience beads (40.3.18); and one from beads of a variety of shapes and materials (40.3.16). The fifth necklace (40.3.15), made of blue faience beads, was found in a different layer of the mummy wrappings along with three scarab bracelets (40.3.12–40.3.14).

Necklace of Gold Ball Beads, Gold, linen cord

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Gold necklace (40.3.17) and scarab bracelet (40.3.14)