- New Kingdom
- Dynasty 18
- reign of Thutmose III
- ca. 1479–1425 B.C.
- From Egypt; Probably from Upper Egypt, Thebes, Wadi Qabbanat el-Qurud, Tomb of the 3 Foreign Wives of Thutmose III (Wadi D, Tomb 1)
- Gold, carnelian, obsidian, glass
- H. 24 cm (9 7/16 in.); W. 38 cm (14 15/16 in.)
- Credit Line:
- Fletcher Fund, 1926; Purchase, Frederick P. Huntley Bequest, 1958; Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1966
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By the New Kingdom, broad collar necklaces were the most frequently worn pieces of jewelry among the royalty and elite in ancient Egypt. This necklace belonged to one of three foreign wives of Thutmose III. The king's name is inscribed on the backs of the falcon-headed terminals indicating that it was a gift from him to his wife.