Bead String


Location: On Display in the Ancient Egypt: Discovery to Display

From: Egypt | Abydos

Curatorial Section: Egyptian

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Object Number E9195
Current Location Ancient Egypt: Discovery to Display - On Display
Provenience Egypt | Abydos
Locus E 108
Period Middle Kingdom | Twelfth Dynasty
Date Made 1938-1759 BCE
Section Egyptian
Materials Electrum
Iconography Cowrie Shell

These electrum beads are shaped like cowrie shells and may have formed part of a girdle. The beads are hollow and contain metalic pellets, which would have rattled as the wearer moved. E9191 shares photo.

Length 25.4 cm
Width 1.59 cm
Depth 0.95 cm
Credit Line Distribution from the Egyptian Research Account, 1900
Other Number AES 1886 - Other Number

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