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Wooden spacer-bar: pierced by seven perforations. It was possibly once part of a bracelet. The surface of the wood is corrugated on one side in imitation of tubular beads.
Diameter: 0.30 centimetres
Length: 2.40 centimetres
Width: 0.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Also from this burial: amuletic string with pendants (1902,1011.55), beads (1902,1011.53 & 1902,1011.54 & 1902,1011.56 & 1902,1011.57 & 1902,1011.58 & 1902,1011.67). finger-rings (1902,1011.49 and 1902,1011.50), shells (1902,1011.60), torque (1902,1011.51).
W. M. F. Petrie, 'Abydos' I (London, 1902), 34 ff. describes Petrie's excavations in cemetery G without reference to this particular tomb. It is not impossible that tomb G 62 was excavated not by Petrie but by Currelly. See E. R. Ayrton, C. T Currelly and A. E. P. Weigall, ‘Abydos’ III (London, 1904), 47, no. 12 from tomb G 60, registered with a number in the same series as the objects from tomb G 62;
E. A. Wallis Budge 'A Guide to the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Egyptian Rooms, and the Coptic Room' (London, 1922), 291, nos. 26-57 (?);
The British Museum, 'Jewellery through 7000 years' [exhibition catalogue] (London, 1976), no. 344a;
C. Andrews, 'Amulets of Ancient Egypt' (London, 1994), fig.45.
- Not on display
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- Egypt and Sudan
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