String of tubular beads

Old Kingdom

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 100

The beads in this strand were found scattered on the floor of Perneb's burial chamber which had been looted in ancient times. They may represent the remnants of a faience broad collar necklace, a type of jewelry with a long history in ancient Egypt (see 40.3.2).

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Sarah Sze on the Tomb of Perneb

String of tubular beads, Faience

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