About this object

Loose beads of carnelian and jasper. Unthreaded from various necklaces about 1870 to remove gold pendants etc that were forgeries, by the Revd. Greville John Chester. One bead is labelled '198'. Joseph Mayer’s catalogue for the object reads: “198. Necklace, of gold and carnelian....” (1852 p. 17).

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Ornament
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1550 BC - 1069 BC
  • Materials
    Jasper; Cornelian
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer
  • Collector
    Joseph Mayer
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1850 before
  • Measurements
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer (Collector, previous owner); Joseph Sams (Previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: 1850
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Donation
  • Joseph Sams

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1850
    Disposal method: Sold
Object view = Humanities
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