The collar from the collection of Mesehti, Mayor of Asiut, consists of large round beads. The 18 beads of this collar are all that have survived.
The beads have been restrung with modern wire to preserve the original form of the collar. The shape of the fastener at the ends of the original wire is unknown.
Beads of comparable size to this example were worn around the neck by both men and women and in the hair by women. They were thought to magically protect the neck as well as to enhance the wearer's beauty.