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Bead String

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Object Number:
E9195
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Egypt
Abydos
Locus:
E 108
Period:
Middle Kingdom
Twelfth Dynasty
Date Made:
1938-1759 BC
Early Date:
-1938
Late Date:
-1759
Section:
Egyptian
Materials:
Electrum
Iconography:
Cowrie Shell
Description:
These electrum beads are shaped like cowrie shells and may have formed part of a girdle. The beads are hollow and contain metalic pellet, which would have rattled as the wearer walked. E9191 shares photo.
Length:
25.4cm
Width:
1.59cm
Depth:
0.95cm
Other Number:
AES 1886   -   Other Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Searching for Ancient Egypt: (1997 - 1997)
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Magnificent Objects (06 May 2004 - Mar 2005)
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Bibliography:

[Article] Wegner, Jennifer H. 2014. Hidden Tresures: Abydos in the Basement. Expedition. 56 (1): 42-51. : Page/Fig./Plate: 47, fig13
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[Book] Silverman, David P. 1997. Searching for Ancient Egypt: Art, Architecture and Artifacts from the University of Pennsylvania Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: 196-97
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