Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Quartz, carnelian, agate, steatite, serpentine
ca. 3850-3500 B.C.E.
Predynastic Period, Naqada I Period (probably)
Approximate length: 18 7/8 in. (48 cm)
Largest pendant: 1/2 in. (1.2 cm) (show scale)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Necklace, ca. 3850-3500 B.C.E. Quartz, carnelian, agate, steatite, serpentine, Approximate length: 18 7/8 in. (48 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 09.889.313a. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 09.889.313a_PS9.jpg)
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232 beads and pendants. Chief pendant is a drop of rather opaque tan quartz; other pendants are six smaller drops of chalcedony of all possible colors, and one of agate; one large disk of orange opaque quartz and two spheroids of brown steatite(?). The chain consists of 111 gray and brown and 110 black beads of steatite (?) graduated in size and varying in shape from thin disk to spheroid. Found with bracelet No. 313.
Condition: Stringing modern.
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