Broad collar of Nefer Amulets

New Kingdom

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 118

The "nefer" hieroglyph signifies the word meaning "good" or "beautiful," so perhaps this necklace was meant to bring good wishes to the wearer. A collar of this size and craftsmanship belonged to a member of the upper class - in this case, a wife of Thutmose III.

Broad collar of Nefer Amulets, Gold, crizzled glass, Egyptian blue

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