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Necklace
Date Made/Found: 664-332 BC
Collector: Collected by Reverend Greville John Chester , British, 1830 - 1892
Donor: Presented by Reverend Greville John Chester , British, 1830 - 1892
Material and Medium: Faience
Dimensions: Length of string of beads 520mm; diameter of laid out necklace 200mm
Place Object Found: Egypt
Department: Archaeology
Accession Number: J31.5.78.49.1
Ancient Egyptians used a wide variety of materials to produce artistic and practical objects. They worked in wood, stone, glass, metal, ceramic and textile. They made many different types of items from faience, including statuettes, amulets and beads. Faience is a type of glassy ceramic, also known as glazed composition.

Necklaces in Ancient Egypt were often made from beads of faience, though semi-precious stones such as carnelian and amethyst were also used. The beads have often been restrung since they were excavated so they may now be in a different arrangement from how they were originally.
Display Location: Weston Park Museum

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