The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of May 23, 2024

Fragment of a Necklace

Fragment of a Necklace

1540–1296 BCE
Location: not on view

Did You Know?

The carnelian bead, known by its fiery color, is broken and consists of little more than its suspension hole.


This necklace is a modern stringing from an assortment of beads made from glass, faience, glazed steatite (one amulet), and carnelian (one fragment). The glass beads include three eye beads, two barrel beads in opaque blue glass with white crumb decoration, one barrel bead in opaque blue glass, one turquoise barrel bead, one amber cylinder bead, and one blue cylinder bead. The eye beads were made with an opaque amber glass and decorated on the front with an eye in blue and white opaque glass. They are pierced through their sides and have a suspension loop at the top.
  • 1914-1915
    British School of Archaeology in Egypt, gifted to the Cleveland Museum of Art
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Berman, Lawrence M., and Kenneth J. Bohač. Catalogue of Egyptian Art: The Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH: Cleveland Museum of Art, 1999 Reproduced: p. 543; Mentioned: p. 543-4
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