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Necklace with Sa-Amulets of Senebtisi

Period:
Middle Kingdom
Dynasty:
late Dynasty 12–early Dynasty 13
Date:
ca. 1859–1770 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Memphite Region, Lisht North, Tomb of Senwosret (758), Pit 763, burial of Senebtisi, MMA excavations, 1906–07
Medium:
Sa-amulets: Silver (5 originals, 4 restored), carnelian, feldspar, turquoise, ivory (4 restored). Tiny disk beads: top row turquoise, bottom row restored
Ball beads: silver
Dimensions:
L. 24.5 cm (9 5/8 in.); W. 1.2 cm (1/2 in.); sa-amulets: 1 × 0.5 × 0.2 cm (3/8 × 3/16 × 1/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1907
Accession Number:
07.227.11
Not on view
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. 167, fig. 7; 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, 18, 60-61, fig. 30, Pls. 22-23.

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. 231.

Patch, Diana Craig 2015. "Personal 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. 240–42, no. 178A.

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.

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