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Broad collar: composed of one row of horizontally strung beads and five vertically strung rows, two semicircular terminals and fourteen mummiform pendants, all of glazed composition. The long cylindrical beads are arranged vertically in five rows (bright-blue, white, purple, bright-blue, white) which are closely joined together. Above them is a sixth row of cylinder beads of purple, white and bright-blue glazed composition, strung lengthwise. The two bright-blue terminals, one of them broken, are pierced by six holes in the straight side and one in the curved side. The fourteen bright-blue glazed composition pendants are irregularly shaped, and some are concave in the middle; all are pinched in at each end. They are all flat on the reverse.
Height: 2.50 centimetres (on board)
Height: 0.50 centimetres
Length: 42 centimetres (on board)
Width: 15 centimetres (on board)
Depth: 15 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- For purple beads, see A. Lucas, ‘Ancient Egyptian Materials and Industries’, 4th ed. (London, 1962), 262
Also from pit 4: bracelet (1905,1014.34).
E. Naville, 'The XIth Dynasty temple at Dier el-Bahari’ I (London, 1907-13), 45-6;
J.H. Taylor and N.C. Strudwick, Mummies: Death and the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt. Treasures from The British Museum, Santa Ana and London 2005, pp. 194-5, pl. on pp. 194-5;
N. Strudwick, Masterpieces of Ancient Egypt, London 2006, pp. 70-1.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2005-2008, California, The Bowers Museum, Death and Afterlife in Ancient Egypt
- fair (string broken)
- Acquisition date
- Egypt and Sudan
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