Faience collar necklace

unknown1352-1327 BC

Royal Ontario Museum

Royal Ontario Museum
Toronto, Canada

This colourful broad collar is made of Egyptian glazed composition, also known as Egyptian faience, the earliest form of "paste" jewellery. It was easy to make and relatively cheap so that everyone could probably afford some small item of body adornment.


  • Title: Faience collar necklace
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date: 1352-1327 BC
  • Location: Amarna, Egypt
  • Physical Dimensions: w24.1 x h19.25 cm
  • Type: Collar
  • Medium: Strung blue, yellow, green, white and red faience
  • Period: Amarna Period, 18th Dynasty, New Kingdom
  • Accession Number: 910.48.15

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