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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Egyptian
Title:Necklace; Scarabs; Seal Amulets
Date Made:1663-1070 BCE; 19th-20th century (modern assembly on modern gold chain)
Type:Adornment
Materials:Steatite, faience, and fine-grained black stone, with modern gold chain.
Place Made:Africa; Egypt
Measurements:: 3/8 x 1 1/8 x 3/4 in.; .9525 x 2.8575 x 1.905 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1989.7.24
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Frank S. Owen (Margaret Owen, Class of 1919) in memory of Austin B. Mason
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Description:
Necklace with 27 scarabs and other seal amulets, 26 of them Egyptian (of steatite and faience) and 1 Greek or Sassanian (of fine-grained black stone, with design of 2 facing figures). Modern stringing

Tags:
ancient; archaeology; jewelry; fashion; religion; seals; necklaces

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