String of Beads



Five strings of beads arranged as one necklace. Several hundred small bright blue glass disc beads; thirty-four small carnelian ball beads; a green glazed faience scaraboid inscribed 'neb maat', meaning Lord of Truth; eight stone amulets of different forms, including a falcon and poppy head. They were collected during the 1889-90 excavations at the royal palace site of Gurob by William Petrie but documentation of the discovery is lacking and 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 all be from a necklace.