Beads - ROM2018_16320_25

ROM2018_16320_25

Beads

Medium:Carnelian
Geography: Egypt
Date: c. 2055-1650 BC
Period: 11th-13th Dynasty, Middle Kingdom
Dimensions:
13.5 cm
Object number: 910.48.33
On view
Gallery Location:Galleries of Africa: Egypt
Description

Carnelian, the red translucent form of chalcedony was popular in Egypt from the Predynastic Period through to Roman times and beyond. Red was associated with the warmth of the sun, with manliness, and with the power and energy of blood. It could also be linked, however, to the red desert to the West, and to the unruly god, Seth or Sutekh. 

This particular necklace is reconstituted from a particulary well graduated set of beads. 

Collection:
Egypt
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