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Glazed necklace: E.113.1921

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Glazed necklace


A string of glazed ring beads and lentoid bead, wedjat eye, pig and cat amulets

A string of faience (glazed ware) beads which are ring and lentoid (oval) in shape. In addition to the beads there are three amulets- a wedjat eye, which represented the eye of Horus and would protect the wearer from evil; a cat perhaps a reference to the goddess Bastet; and either a boar/pig or a hippomotamus. The hippopotamus often appears in tombs/grave goods in the form of a figure. Found in a grave with E.114.1921 and E.117.1921.

Find spot

  • Meroe Sudan

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1921) by Oxford Expedition to Nubia


Third Intermediate period
Circa -700 BCE - 601 -600 BCE

Components of the work

String: Length 0.34 m

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.113.1921
Primary reference Number: 52132
Oldadmincategory: B
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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