Length: 139.500 cm
Width: 50.500 cm (mount)
Net made from linen thread and faience beads
Late Period, 661-332 BC
From the beginning of the first millennium BC
onwards, an intricate bead net was placed as the final layer of
wrapping for mummies of wealthy individuals. The nets were
sometimes quite elaborate, and might be decorated with figures of a
winged scarab, the four
The presence of these symbols suggests that the net was both decorative and symbolic, acting as an additional layer of protection for the mummy.
This net covered the
full length of the body. It is made from turquoise blue tubular
beads, threaded together to form a network of rhombus-shaped holes.
Each bead forms one side of the rhombus, the corners being formed
by smaller beads. At the top is a collar, also made of tubular