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Ivory bangle: broken into three large pieces and many fragments, with a straight inside face and convex outer one, and four waisted knobs protruding from the outer surface at regular intervals. The knobs have oval top surfaces with a sharp ridge running down the length to give a triangular section. Knobs and bangle were carved in one piece. It is not possible to join the fragments together.
Diameter: 6.90 centimetres (approx. complete)
Length: 2.80 centimetres
Width: 1.80 centimetres (knobs)
- Curator's comments
- From its form and material this bangle might well be considered Predynastic in date: Loat dates grave Φ to the Pan Grave Period. No records have been traced concerning excavations at Nag el-Ghabat. which lies a few miles to the south of Abydos: see B. Porter & R. Moss, 'Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs and Paintings' V (Oxford: Clarendon Press), 106. Loat excavated for the Egypt Exploration Fund at Abydos in the season 1912-13, but there is no mention of Nag el-Ghabat in the publication of that season's work, T. E. Peet & W. L S. Loat, ‘The Cemeteries of Abydos, part III. 1912-13 (London, 1913).
- Not on display
- poor; surface dirt removed; consolidation and repairs
- Acquisition date
- Egypt and Sudan
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