The Walters Art Museum

The Museum Store at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland

Thebes Necklace

This stunning necklace of turquoise, carnelian, and vermeil spacers is similar to that found in a bracelet of the high priest Pi-nudjem II from Thebes, virtual ruler of Upper Egypt during the latter part of the 21st Dynasty (ca. 960 B.C.). (The original bracelet combined gold, lapis and carnelian beads.) Necklace measures 16 inches long. Because these are natural semi-precious stones, no two stones are alike and may vary slightly in color.