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The ornaments on this necklace are nefer signs, the hieroglyph meaning beauty. Decorations related to plants remind us how important agriculture was in Egypt.
Egypt, New Kingdom
18th-19th Dynasty, ca. 1550-1196 B.C.

"Beads and Amuletic Pendants"
Dark blue faience and gold, 4-1/8 inches in length
Funded by John A. Manget, 1921.31
Collection of the Michael C. Carlos Museum

ODYSSEY HOME NEAR EAST Egypt GREECE ROME

© Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University,
Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester and Dallas Museum of Art
For more information please contact odyssey@emory.edu.
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