Silver wire torque: the ends beaten out into a wide flange and then curled up. Now broken into two pieces.
- Excavated/Findspot: Mostagedda, grave 3120 Found around the neck of a woman.
- (Africa,Egypt,Upper Egypt,El-Mustagidda)
- Width: 14.6 centimetres
This grave, of an old woman, is remarkable for containing not only this torque but also two pairs of silver earrings. Also from this burial: beads (1930,0711.237), beads and shell (1930,0711.233), pairs of ear-rings (1930,0711.235 & 1930,0711.236).
G. Brunton, ‘Mostagedda and the Tasian Culture’ (London, 1937), 116, 129; pl. LXXIV, 3ab; LXXV, 16; Tomb register, pl. LXX;
The British Museum, 'Jewellery through 7000 years' [exhibition catalogue] (London, 1976), no. 28a.
good (in two pieces)
24 August 1990
Clean chemically and with Duraglit silver polish. Lacquer.
Swabbed with IMS. Polished with Duraglit silver polish. Stubbord patches of tarnish polished with Duraglit silver polish dipped in acetone. Swabbed with IMS. Air dried. Brushed with 50/50 Frigilene, nitrocelulose lacquer/acetone. Number painted in blue Cryla colour, acrylic paint. It was thought better to have the two pieces mounted in their respective positions rather than to try sticking such a small surface area.
Excavated 1928-1930 by the British Museum Expedition to Middle Egypt.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA64210
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