About this object

One of seven azurite unpierced roughly shaped beads. Was positioned lying on the breast of the mummy in the thoracic region. One of thirty-two amulets removed from a mummy on the 8th of December 1966 at Aintree University Hospital. The mummy is in a damaged state and its accession history had been lost. The mummy was first X-rayed then cut apart for research purposes.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Ornament
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    About 332 - 30 BC
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Source currently unrecorded
  • Collector
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    Before 1966
  • Measurements
    x 5 mm x 5 mm

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