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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.

MEDIUM Steatite, glaze
  • Place Excavated: Abydos, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1630-1539 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY late Dynasty 13 to Dynasty 17
    PERIOD Second Intermediate Period
    DIMENSIONS 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)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society
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