Egyptian Broad Collar


Liana Miate
published on 12 May 2017
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Egyptian broad collar in Faience (wesekh). 11th Dynasty, about 2040-1985 BCE. Deir el-Bahari, Egypt. From The British Museum, (photo taken at The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia)

The broad collar is one of the most characteristic elements of ancient Egyptian jewellery. Called wesekh, which means 'the broad one', broad collars are often made up of different rows of beads.

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Liana Miate
Liana is the Social Media Editor for Ancient History Encyclopedia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in ancient Greece, Rome & Late Antiquity. She is particularly passionate about Rome and Greece, and anything to do with mythology or women.

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