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Thutmose III Bead Necklace

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Price: $125.00 $62.50
Member Price: $112.50 $56.25

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Description

Three strings of beads in the Museums collection, made of gold, turquoise glass, and lapis lazuli (New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, ca. 14791425 B.C.), came from the tomb of the three foreign wives of Thutmose III. These ancient Egyptian beads are the source for our colorful necklace.

24K gold overlay, with lapis-, turquoise-, and carnelian-colored glass. Hook-and-eye closure. 19''L.

  • 24K gold overlay, with lapis-, turquoise-, and carnelian-colored glass
  • Hook-and-eye closure
  • 19''L

Art History

Ancient Egyptian craftsmen were fortunate to have access to a wide array of materials that were used in jewelry making. Gold, silver, and semiprecious stones such as turquoise, carnelian, and amethyst were mined in Egypt and Sinai. The only commonly used gemstone that had to be imported was lapis lazuli, which originated in Afghanistan and traveled along trade routes through the ancient Near East to Egypt. Finely worked pieces of jewelry were placed in the tombs of the royal family and high-ranking officials.

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Description

Three strings of beads in the Museums collection, made of gold, turquoise glass, and lapis lazuli (New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, ca. 14791425 B.C.), came from the tomb of the three foreign wives of Thutmose III. These ancient Egyptian beads are the source for our colorful necklace.

24K gold overlay, with lapis-, turquoise-, and carnelian-colored glass. Hook-and-eye closure. 19''L.





  • 24K gold overlay, with lapis-, turquoise-, and carnelian-colored glass
  • Hook-and-eye closure
  • 19''L




Art History

Ancient Egyptian craftsmen were fortunate to have access to a wide array of materials that were used in jewelry making. Gold, silver, and semiprecious stones such as turquoise, carnelian, and amethyst were mined in Egypt and Sinai. The only commonly used gemstone that had to be imported was lapis lazuli, which originated in Afghanistan and traveled along trade routes through the ancient Near East to Egypt. Finely worked pieces of jewelry were placed in the tombs of the royal family and high-ranking officials.


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