Egyptian Necklace with Turquoise Faience Beads


A beautiful ancient Egyptian restrung necklace consisting of vibrant turquoise faience beads. Composed of tubular beads and small, flattened round pale black, green and white faience beads, alternating in different combinations. Finished with a small gold, plated clasp (please be aware that the clasp has not been professionally tied).

Please be aware that this is a general lot and more than 1 item is available for purchase. Length supplied may vary slightly by a few millimetres. Individual selection is not available.

Date: Circa 900 BC
Period: Third Intermediate Period
Provenance: From a collection of beads discovered by Flinders Petrie at Gurob. See note in images. Note will not be supplied with the necklace, reference only.
Condition: Excellent condition.


SKU: AH-752 Category:

Flinders Petrie was a renowned Egyptologist,  holding the first Chair of Egyptology within the UK. He is famous for discovering the Merneptah Stele, which details the Egyptian pharaoh Merneptah’s victory over the Libyans. The stele is now housed in the Egyptian museum in Cairo. Petrie also excavated significantly at Fayum, especially on burials from the Roman period, which has previously not been excavated. He made significant discoveries here, including the excavation of large numbers of intact burial chambers, which subsequently led to the discovery of the Fayum mummy portraits. He sold much of his collection to UCL (University College London), where it is now housed in the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology.

These particular beads were from an excavation at Gurob, an important palace, town and necropolis located at the entrance to the Fayum. They have been re-strung, the original thread long eroded, into bright turquoise strings of beads.

To find out more about Egyptian faience please see our relevant blog post: What is Egyptian Faience?

Weight 3.5 g
Dimensions L 24.3 cm



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