<em>Jasmine Blossoms</em>, ca. 1319-1190 B.C.E. Faience, Length: 20 7/8 in. (53 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Helena Simkhovitch in memory of her father, Vladimir G. Simkhovitch, 72.56. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.72.56_erg456.jpg)

Jasmine Blossoms

Medium: Faience

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1319-1190 B.C.E.

Dimensions: Length: 20 7/8 in. (53 cm) 3/4 x Diam. 1 1/8 in. (1.9 x 2.9 cm)


Museum Location: Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 72.56

Image: CUR.72.56_erg456.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
One necklace composed of forty faience beads in the form of jasmine blossoms (Jasminum Sambac L.) and one round bead with two banded discs attached to opposite sides. The blossoms are gradated, large to small. The large have six petals and the small have four petals. Colors: bright blue to bright light green. Many discolored to brown. Condition: Discoloration to brown on many beads. Several beads missing petal tips and some large beads have petals broken off and repaired. In one case a missing portion is restored.

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