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Necklace of Sithathoryunet

Period:
Middle Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 12
Reign:
reign of Senwosret II–Amenemhat III
Date:
ca. 1887–1813 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Fayum Entrance Area, Lahun, Tomb of Sithathoryunet (BSA Tomb 8), Chamber E, box 4, BSAE excavations 1914
Medium:
Gold, carnelian, lapis lazuli, green feldspar, amethyst
Dimensions:
l. 82 cm (32 5/16 in) l. of drop beads 0.14 cm-0.24 cm; diam. of amethyst ball beads 0.05 cm
Credit Line:
Purchase, Rogers Fund and Henry Walters Gift, 1916
Accession Number:
16.1.4
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 111
Excavated by Petrie at Lahun under the sponsorship of the British School of Archeology in Egypt, 1914. Received by Petrie in the division of finds. Purchased by the Museum from Petrie, 1916.

Hayes, William C. 1953. Scepter of Egypt I: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Part I: From the Earliest Times to the End of the Middle Kingdom. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 233.

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