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Gold necklace of Taweret amulets: these forty-three gold beads and forty-two Taweret amulets are presently strung as a necklace. The Taweret amulets are mould-made and hollow. Sheet gold was presumably hammered against a sunk-relief pattern image of Taweret, and then the material was carefully worked and folded and/or joined together—so carefully in fact that it is more or less impossible to see the joins on the individual amulets.
Length: 43.50 centimetres (as strung)
- Curator's comments
'Gold and Civilisation', Catalogue (Australia, 2001), p.120.
S. Quirke and J. Spencer, 'British Museum Book of Ancient Egypt', (London, 1992), fig. 134;
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. 200-1, pl. on pp. 200-1.
Published: Andrews, Amulets of Ancient Egypt (1994): fig.43
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2005-2008, California, The Bowers Museum, Death and Afterlife in Ancient Egypt
- Acquisition date
- Egypt and Sudan
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