Royal Egyptian Beaded Chain Necklace

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Price: 70$70.00
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This stylish chain necklace embellished with beads of semiprecious yellow jade, red agate, amethyst, and resin evokes a brightly colored four-strand necklace with beads and amulets in The Met collection. The remarkable adornment, crafted ca. 2051–2030 B.C. during Egypt's Middle Kingdom, belonged to a young girl named Mayet, who was only five years old when she was interred in King Mentuhotep II's funerary complex at Deir el Bahri. Despite her simple burial, her necklaces are some of the finest jewelry that survives from this period, exhibiting technically brilliant manufacture considering the small size of the drilled stone beads. Signs of wear indicate that Mayet, or perhaps another woman, sported the necklace in their lifetime. 

This stylish chain necklace embellished with beads of semiprecious yellow jade, red agate, amethyst, and resin evokes a brightly colored four-strand necklace with beads and amulets in The Met collection. The remarkable adornment, crafted ca. 2051–2030 B.C. during Egypt's Middle Kingdom, belonged to a young girl named Mayet, who was only five years old when she was interred in King Mentuhotep II's funerary complex at Deir el Bahri. Despite her simple burial, her necklaces are some of the finest jewelry that survives from this period, exhibiting technically brilliant manufacture considering the small size of the drilled stone beads. Signs of wear indicate that Mayet, or perhaps another woman, sported the necklace in their lifetime. 

Details
  • 18K gold plate
  • Semiprecious yellow jade, red agate and amethyst stones
  • Resin
  • Lobster-claw closure
  • 14 1/4''L with 3'' extender
  • Clean with a damp cloth and dry with a soft, clean cloth
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