Faience bead necklace

Accession Number
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Body adornment case
Object Type
Jewellery, Bead(s), String of beads
Middle Kingdom
Number of Elements
1 string

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A string of pendants of blue and spacers of black, blue and green faience and stone. There are five leaf-shaped pendants leaf-shaped (four in blue faience and one in stone), likely dating to the Middle Kingdom. The stringing of these has been reconstructed, but it is assumed that the items were found together in a group. Leaf-shaped pendants seem to have been popular from the Middle Kingdom. It is possible that as well as being attractive, the leaf shapes were also amuletic.