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Amuletic string: composed of cornelian long truncated convex bicones, long barrels, oblate and spherical beads, garnet long truncated convex bicone beads and barrels, one oblate serpentine bead, one long truncated convex bicone bead of haematite, a red jasper scaraboid and a carnelian ball-vase amulet. The scaraboid is without markings. The larger cornelian beads have very wide borings. The garnet beads are much worn and chipped.
Length: 2.40 centimetres (largest carnelian beads)
Length: 43.90 centimetres (whole)
- Curator's comments
- For ball-vase amulets, cf. W. M. F. Petrie, ‘Amulets’ (London, 1914), pl.XLIII, 129a, b (Petrie calls them bullae).
All the garnet beads in this collection are in the same condition, but after examination there is no evidence to support Vilimkova's suggestion (M. Vilímková, ‘Egyptian Jewellery’ (London, 1969),pl. 21f) that in such instances the 'garnet' beads are really of glass or a glazed substance.
- Not on display
- Garnet beads incomplete(worn,chipped); fair; Remainder of string good
- Acquisition date
- Egypt and Sudan
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