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Amuletic necklace: the frog amulet, two shell-shaped beads, one long barrel and one long cylinder are of semi-translucent pale greenish-grey serpentine; the broken, long cylinder is of opaque green-grey steatite. Long cylindrical beads and a single disc are of green and blue glazed composition. The short cylindrical and remaining disc beads are of green feldspar, except for one short cylinder and two disc beads of pink limestone. The string is completed by two barrels and one long cylinder of Egyptian blue and a small 'Conus' shell.
Length: 24.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- The two shell-shpaed beads Apparently imitate 'Nerita' shells; cf. W. M. F. Petrie, ‘Amulets’ (London, 1914), pl.XIV, 108C.
G. Brunton, ‘Mostagedda and the Tasian Culture’ (London, 1937), Tomb register, pl.XLV; Bead corpus, pl.LVI, 34H12; LVII, 56D6; 75B21;
'L'art egyptien au temps des pyramides' [exhibition catalogue] (Paris, 1999), p. 257 .
- Not on display
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- Egypt and Sudan
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