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Amuletic string: the amulets consist of one large broken cornelian fist and four green-blue glazed composition amulets among which Brunton recognised a hatted man, a child and a 'Cowrie' shape. The shell is a damaged 'Cowrie' shell. The string is completed by nine dark-purple glazed composition oblate disc beads, one long convex bicone bead of green glazed composition, two disc beads of blue glazed composition, held together by the glaze, and two cornelian barrel beads, one of them broken.
Length: 2.54 centimetres (cowrie)
Length: 9.30 centimetres (string)
Thickness: 0.85 centimetres (cowrie)
Width: 1.69 centimetres (cowrie)
- Curator's comments
- 'Cowrie' shell identified by Petrie in , ‘Amulets’ (London, 1914), pl.XIV. 107, as 'Cypraea'.
Also found with this collection of beads and amulets but strung separately, five leg amulets (1930,0711.138).
Mostagedda, Tomb register, pl.XLVII; Bead register, pl.XLIX; Bead corpus, pl.LVI, 1H22; 8T8; LVII, 74P2.
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- Egypt and Sudan
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