Three Strand Necklace with Scarab
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Most Egyptians wore scarabs on simple rings, bracelets, or necklaces. Egyptians wishing to emphasize their wealth and status incorporated scarabs into elaborate pieces of jewelry, like this impressive necklace.
ca. 1630-1539 B.C.E.
late Dynasty 13 to Dynasty 17
Second Intermediate Period
Length of scarab: 1 11/16 in. (4.3 cm)
1/4 x 1/2 x 5/8 in. (0.7 x 1.2 x 1.6 cm)
This item is not on view
Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society
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