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Beads and amulet of Sekhmet
New Kingdom, Dynasty XIX 1295 BC-1186 BC

carnelian, faience
1.0 × 24.9 × 6.0 cm
Place/s of Execution
Riqqeh, Egypt
Accession Number
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented by the British School of Archaeology in Egypt, 1915
Gallery location
Not on display
Three strands of small spherical and barrel-shaped carnelian beads interspersed with six rectangular pieces of faience modelled to imitate eight strands of discoid beads joined one on top of eachother (two of these have broken in places). The lower strand of carnelian beads is interspersed with small carnelian pendants/cornflowers, in between the faience pieces, two to each group. The central group, however, has a faience amulet of the goddess Sekhmet instead of the pendants. Modern stringing.