Date Made/Found: 664-332 BC
Material and Medium: Carnelian
Dimensions: Length 210mm; approx size when on display 130 x 160mm
Place Object Found:
The ancient Egyptians expressed their individual style through elaborate jewellery. Rich people could afford items made of gold or semi-precious stones. Less wealthy men and women enjoyed wearing jewellery made of bright blue faience (a type of glassy ceramic), calcite, glass or shell.
Necklaces 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.
Weston Park Museum