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Tunisia ~ Jerba or Sfax | Necklace ~ Shiairia or Chiirya ~ gold plated, cotton, glass, leather | Late 19th century | ©Desert Jewels Catalogue; photography from the Xavier Guerrand-Hermès Collection
Broad collar of Senebtisi Period: Middle Kingdom Dynasty: Dynasty 12, late–early 13 Date: ca. 1850–1775 B.C. Geography: From Egypt, Memphite Region, Lisht North, Tomb of Senwosret (758), Pit 763, burial of Senebtisi, MMA excavations, 1906–07 Medium: Faience, gold, carnelian, turquoise. Falcon heads and leaf pendants originally gilded plaster, restored in gilded silver. Eyes originally gilded beads restored in gilded plaster.