Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Necklace with claw amulet

Period:
Predynastic, Naqada II
Date:
ca. 3650–3300 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Southern Upper Egypt, Hierakonpolis (Nekhen), Fort Cemetery (Hk 27), Tomb 16, MMA excavations, 1934–35
Medium:
Carnelian (amulet), serpentinite, faience (beads)
Dimensions:
L: 9.5 cm (3 3/4 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1935
Accession Number:
35.7.32
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 101
Excavations of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Egyptian Expedition at Hierakonpolis, 1934–35. Allotted to the Museum by the Egyptian Government in the division of finds.

Hayes, William C. 1953. Scepter of Egypt I: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Part I: From the Earliest Times to the End of the Middle Kingdom. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 24.

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