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A string of disc and short barrel beads of black limestone and brown steatite and a large drop pendant of calcite with a roughly flat and circular base.
Diameter: 0.50 centimetres (max)
Height: 1.80 centimetres (pendant)
Length: 26 centimetres (as strung)
- Curator's comments
- Strings of limestone and steatite are usually found at the neck (G. Brunton, ‘Mostagedda and the Tasian Culture’ (London, 1937), 85), and although this particular string was found at the wrists the excavators believed it might have been placed there after death (Ibid.). On the other hand, calcite pendants seem to have been found exclusively at the wrists. However, there is no evidence in the primary report (op. cit, 73) that the two alabaster drops found at the wrists in this burial were attached to the string in question. Indeed, the other drop pendant (1930,0711.107) was on its own string. Consequently, although the calcite pendant in this entry entered the collection already strung with the beads, there is no clear evidence that it was so discovered.
Also from this burial: bracelet (1930,0711.106) and pendant on a cord (1930,0711.107).
G. Brunton, ‘Mostagedda and the Tasian Culture’ (London, 1937), 73, 85; Grave register, pl.XXXI; Bead corpus, pl.XXXIX, 89F12;
E. Massoulard, ‘Préhistoire et Protohistoire d’ Égypte’ (Paris, 1949), pl.XLVIII, 22.
- On display (G64/dc3)
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- Egypt and Sudan
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