Faience Bead Collar

This string of blue faience contains beads shaped like flower petals. The beads were originally part of a much larger collar. Each petal has a loop on the bottom where it was joined to beads in the next layer. Collars of this type became increasingly popular in the New Kingdom and many types of faience beads were made in the shape of plants, flowers and fruits. These collars were worn as jewellery but were also sometimes placed on mummies. These were bought by Jeremiah Colman at Luxor. Probably 18th Dynasty (New Kingdom), c.1550-1295 BC.

NWHCM : 1921.37.81 : A

Gift from Helen Caroline Colman and Ethel Mary Colman, 1921.

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