Ancient Egyptian Multicoloured Faience Necklace

£ 110.00

A beautiful Egyptian restrung necklace consisting of vibrant turquoise faience tubular beads, alternated with small flattened ones, made of green, white, red and blue faience. The beads have been uncovered by the archaeologist Flinders Petrie at Gurob, an important palace, town and necropolis located at the entrance of the Faiyum Oasis.


Date: Circa 1069-744 BC
Period: Third Intermediate Period
Provenance: From a collection of beads discovered by Flinders Petrie at Gurob. See note in images. Note will not be supplied with the necklace, reference only.
Condition: Very fine condition. The necklace has been finished with a small gold plated clasp, but please be aware that the clasp has not been professionally tied. The measurements given apply to the folded necklace.


Product Code: ES-88
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Flinders Petrie was a renowned Egyptologist, holding the first Chair of Egyptology within the UK. He is famous for discovering the Merneptah Stele, which details the Egyptian pharaoh Merneptah’s victory over the Libyans. The stele is now housed in the Egyptian museum in Cairo. Petrie also excavated significantly at Fayum, especially on burials from the Roman period, which has previously not been excavated. He made significant discoveries here, including the excavation of large numbers of intact burial chambers, which subsequently led to the discovery of the Fayum mummy portraits. He sold much of his collection to UCL (University College London), where it is now housed in the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology.

To discover more about jewellery in the Ancient World, please visit our relevant post: Jewellery in Antiquity.

Dimensions L 24.5 cm

Blue Faience, Green Faience, Red Faience, Turquoise Faience, White Faience


North Africa

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