AN EGYPTIAN BEADED BROAD COLLAR NECKLACE, CIRCA 1353-1335 B.C.

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Culture: Egyptian
Date: Circa 1353 – 1335 B.C. (New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty)
Medium: Faience and brass beads
Condition: Intact, re-strung and wearable
Provenance: Ex- French private collection, 1970’s
Dimensions: L. . 16 1/2 in. (42 cm.)
Ref No. EG1150

 

Description

Re-strung, composed of ancient red colored faience tubular beads interspersed with rounded multi colored faience beads. The brass beads in between are most likely from the Grand Tour circa 18th Century.

Amarna Period rulers like Akhenaten and Nefertiti are frequently shown wearing broad collar type of necklaces. The Berlin bust of Nefertiti shows the queen wearing a broad collar with mandrake fruit.

Cf: D. Wildung (et. al.), Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection, Berlin, 2010, pp. 106-107, fig. 56. The small painted relief also in Berlin shows the king and queen wearing elaborate broad collar necklaces; op.cit, pp. 102-103, figs 52-53.