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Long string of small beads: of various shapes and materials. There are numerous small disc beads of dark- and light-blue, black, green, yellow and red glazed composition, and of bright-blue glass. Standard cylinders of black and light-green glazed composition, oblate beads and one tiny thin cylinder of light-green glazed steatite with incised decoration, standard and long convex bicones of cornelian and garnet, short convex bicones of garnet, segmented beads of light- and dark-blue and black glazed composition, a few tiny turquoise discs and a glass eye-bead make up the string. The latter has two black and white 'eyes' on a dark-blue ground.
Length: 124.20 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Tomb G 62 contained stone and glazed composition vessels which are typical of the Middle Kingdom; some of the beads in this string are also typical of the period. However, the glass beads and red glazed composition beads are almost certainly of New Kingdom date.
Also from this burial: amuletic string with pendants (1902,1011.55), beads (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), spacer bar (1902,1011.47), 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 a 60, registered with a number in the same series as the objects from 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.
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- Egypt and Sudan
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