About this object

A string of glass and faience beads with a carved carnelian wedjat (eye of Horus) amulet suspended from the centre. Some beads are polychrome blue, black, yellow, white, brown. The type of beads and amulets are typical of the Third Intermediate Period but could also be from the mid to late New Kingdom. They were collected during the 1896 excavations at the mortuary temple of Ramesess II (Western Thebes) by the Egyptian Research Account. Documentation is lacking but they probably don't represent the discovery of a complete necklace but a restringing of isolated beads not necessarily from the same find. Indeed, they may not be from a necklace.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Ornament
  • Culture
    Third Intermediate Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Thebes: Ramesseum
  • Date made
    1069 BC - 656 BC about
  • Materials
    Glass; Egyptian Faience ; Carnelian
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum
  • Collector
    Egyptian Research Account
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Thebes: Ramesseum
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    375 mm x 28 mm
  • Note
    From Quibell's excavations for the Egyptian Research Account 1896; see J E Quibell, 'The Ramesseum' (London, 1898).
  • Related people
    Egyptian Research Account ( Collector, previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery ( Previous owner); Flaxman Charles John Spurrell ( Previous owner)


Previous owners

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