Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Necklace of ball beads and gold amulets

Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18
Reign:
reign of Ahmose–Thutmose III
Date:
ca. 1550–1425 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Asasif, Tomb CC 37, Burial 78, Carnarvon/Carter excavations, 1911
Medium:
Gold over pitch, carnelian, lapis lazuli
Carnelian
Lapis-lazuli
Dimensions:
L. 43 cm (16 15/16 in)
Amulets: L. 0.9–1.1 cm (3/8 in); W. 0.4–0.5 cm (1/8–1/4 in)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926
Accession Number:
26.7.1384
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 114
Excavated by Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter, 1911. Acquired by Carnarvon in the division of finds. Carnarvon Collection, 1911–1926. Purchased by the Metropolitan Museum of Art from Almina, Countess of Carnarvon, 1926.

Carnarvon, 5th Earl of and Howard Carter 1912. Five Years' Explorations at Thebes. p. 85.

Hayes, William C. 1959. Scepter of Egypt II: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Part II: The Hyksos Period and the New Kingdom (1675-1080 B.C.). Cambridge, Mass.: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 182, fig. 101.

Lilyquist, Christine 2003. The Tomb of Three Foreign Wives of Tuthmosis III. 2003. New York, pp. 301, 306.

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