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Necklace made of small gold beads, short blue glazed faience beads, and gold pendants, ends caught in two half discs [(terminals)] of gold inscribed [GLYPHS]; [necklace consists of six double rows of small blue faience cylinder beads separated by single rows of small gold ball beads and bottom row of gilded beetle pendants, and ends finished with semicircular gold terminals inscribed for Impy (more than one-half of necklace found intact, rest restored accordingly)]. Illustration: Yes

Details

  • ID
    HUMFA_12-12-583
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
    Jewelry & adornment-Necklaces and pectorals
  • Findspot
    Pit G 2381 A, [chamber, in coffin] (511)
  • Material
    Faience, gold
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA accession number: 13.3086
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, reign of Pepy II
  • Date of Register Entry
    12/31/1912
  • Owner
    Merptahankh-meryre Ptahshepses Impy (G 2386/G 2381)
  • Remarks
    Additional small gold beads and fragments of faience beads not used in reconstruction of broadcollar MFA owned (unaccessioned).
  • Problems/Questions
    MFA accession number verified

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 2381

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 4

Unpublished Documents 3

Full Bibliography

  • Brovarski, Edward. "Old Kingdom Beaded Collars." In Jacke Phillips with Lanny Bell, Bruce B. Williams, James Hoch and Ronald J. Leprohon (eds.) Ancient Egypt, the Aegean, and the Near East. Studies in Honour of Martha Rhoads Bell, Volume 1. San Antonio: Van Siclen Books, 1997, pp. 156, 159, notes 118, 130.

    Maddin, R., T. Stech, J.D. Muhly & E. Brovarski. "Old Kingdom Models from the Tomb of Impy: Metallurgical Studies." Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 70 (1984), p. 33.

    Markowitz, Yvonne J., Joyce L. Haynes, and Rita E. Freed. Egypt in the Age of the Pyramids: Highlights from the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Expedition. Boston: MFA Publications, 2002, pp. 100-101, cat. 38b.

    Reisner, George A. "A Family of Builders of the Sixth Dynasty, about 2600 B.C." Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 11, No. 66 (November 1913), p. 60, fig. 14.

    Smith, William Stevenson. Ancient Egypt as Represented in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1960 (6th ed.), pp. 55, 66-68, fig. 39.

Photos 6

People 1

Ancient People

  • Merptahankh-meryre Ptahshepses Impy (G 2386/G 2381)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Possible owner of one of two stone built chapels G 2386a or G 2386b, buried in sloping-passage shaft G 2381 A. Merptahankh-meryre, [rn=f nfr] his good name Ptahshepses Impy. Son of Merptahankh-meryre Nekhebu (owner of G 2381). Wood coffin (12-12-575 = MFA 13.3085) inscribed for Impy, identified as [HAtj-a sm xrp SnDt nbt Xrj-Hb Hrj-tp jmA-a xtmw-bjtj jmj-r kAt nbt nt nswt smr watj mDH nswt qdw m prwj jmj-r wabtj] count, sem-priest, director of every kilt, chief lector-priest, gracious of arm, sealer of the king of Lower Egypt, overseer of all royal works, sole companion, royal architect in the two houses, overseer of the two wabets; found in situ in G 2381 A. Copper flaring basin (12-12-265 = MFA 13.2940) inscribed for Impy, identified as [HAtj-a jmj-r kAt nbt nt nswt smr watj mDH nswt qdw] count, overseer of all royal works, sole companion, royal architect; found in situ in G 2381 A. Wesekh broadcollar (12-12-583 = MFA 13.3086) with terminals inscribed for Impy, identified as [HAtj-a jmj-r kAt] count, overseer of works; found (more than one-half intact) in situ in G 2381 A.