Collecting Masterpieces
Photo of ancient-egyptian-horus-necklace


Ancient Egypt
Old / First / Middle / Second / New Kingdom (2650 -1077 BC)

Ex collection of Mr. and Mrs. Goddard Dubois


Object :
Nº 1759
Medium :
Dimensions :
Length: 41 cm (16.1")
Bibliography :
San Diego Union, July 14, 1968, Metropolitan Museum of Art 1920, Boston Museum of Art 1945

Necklace with 9 faience hawk amulets, 8 blue, 1 yellow strung with 60 blue faience ball beads. In the center Horus (hawk god).

This necklace is from Mr and Mrs Goddard Dubois antiquities collection which was acquired during their extensive travels in Egypt in the early 20th Century. The Dubois jewellery collection was loaned to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New-York to open the Jewel Room in 1919. The collection was exhibited from 1920 until approximately 1935. The necklace were transferred to the Boston Museum of Art and exhibited approximately from 1945-1965. The entire Dubois’s collection was on loan and exhibited at the Museum of Man in California for six months in 1968. The museums are well aware of the Dubois collection and still retain some pieces that may still be on exhibit today.