<em>Beaded Necklace</em>, ca. 3300–3100 B.C.E. Shell, faience, clay, largest: 1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 09.889.302. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.09.889.302_erg3.jpg)

Beaded Necklace

Medium: Shell, faience, clay

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 3300–3100 B.C.E.

Dimensions: largest: 1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm) average: 1/4 in. (0.7 cm)


Museum Location: Pre-Dynastic, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 09.889.302

Image: CUR.09.889.302_erg3.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
One hundred sixty two beads and shells: seventy rings of cut shell of different sizes; thirty one very small barrels of red faience; thirty very small cylinders, disks and rings of green faience; twenty one small truncated shells; six small fusiform shells, pierced as pendants, as chief pieces; four rather large shells of cowrie type with backs cut off. Condition: Good. Stringing modern.

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