Model Broad Collar of Hapiankhtifi

Middle Kingdom

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 112

One of the complete burial groups excavated at Meir belonged to the Steward Hapiankhtifi. When the mummy was unwrapped in the Museum numerous objects were discovered: a model dagger and sheath, two mirrors, a bat amulet, jewelry, and a ceremonial flail–an emblem of Osiris, with whom the deceased is identified. Broad collars of faience beads such as this were an indispensable part of every funerary outfit. This one - restrung in the Museum - consists of 9 rows of cylindrical beads strung on edge in a sequence of 2 blue, 1 black, 2 blue, 1 black and 3 blue rows. At the bottom are 23 leaf pendants with 2 blue cylindrical beads strung together lengthwise between them. Two semi-circular clasps lay on the shoulders of the wearer.

Model Broad Collar of Hapiankhtifi, Faience, blue green and black

Due to rights restrictions, this image cannot be enlarged, viewed at full screen, or downloaded.

Open Access

As part of the Met's Open Access policy, you can freely copy, modify and distribute this image, even for commercial purposes.


Public domain data for this object can also be accessed using the Met's Open Access API.