About this object

String of blue faience cylinder beads, and assorted small amulets of falcons, two hippos, a female sphinx, a hand etc in carnelian, jasper, feldspar and amethyst; one silver beads; many of these amulet types are typical of the First Intermediate Period and the Middle Kingdom.

Described in W. M. F. Petrie's notes as "sard drop necklace" but no mention of the tomb number. Perhaps cemetery D no. 413 "jasper pendants etc".

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Ornament
  • Culture
    First Intermediate Period; Middle Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: El Riqqa
  • Date made
    1550 BC – 1295 BC about
  • Materials
    Feldspar; Jasper; Cornelian; Amethyst; Silver; Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the British School of Archaeology in Egypt, 1913
  • Collector
    British School of Archaeology in Egypt
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: El Riqqa
  • Date collected
    1913
  • Measurements
    335 mm
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Events

  • British School of Archaeology in Egypt Excavations at Riqqeh, 1913

    Start date: 1912
    End date: 1912
    Description: Excavations at the cemteries near el-Riqqa (also spelt Riqqeh) directed by Reginald Englebach for the British School of Archaeology in Egypt/Egyptian Research Account. Excavations started at the end of 1912 and carried on for four months into 1913. Engelbach was assisted by Mr Tompson and Hilda Petrie. Many of the burials were Middle and New Kingdom in date. The excavations were published in Reginald Engelbach, 'Riqqeh and Memphis VI' (London, 1915).

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