About this object

String of fourty-eight circular faience beads of a similar size. Twenty-three are pale greenish blue, and the rest are bright blue.

From either tomb E405 or E145 2h.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Ornament
  • Culture
    Middle Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos
  • Date made
    2055 BC - 1650 BC
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Egyptian Research Account, 1900
  • Collector
    Egyptian Research Account
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    740 mm x 14 mm
  • Note
    In 1900 the beads were threaded together with beads Removed in 2008.
  • Related people
    Egyptian Research Account (Collector, previous owner)

Explore related


  • El Arabah: A Cemetery of the Middle Kingdom; Survey of the Old Kingdom Temenos; Graffiti from the Temple of Sety

    Garstang, John

    Author: Garstang, John
    Publisher: Egyptian Research Account
    Date: 1901
    Description: Publication of the Egyptian Research Account's excavations at the cemeteries in the Abydos region, 1900. The title of the book "el Arabah" takes its name from the nearby modern town name. Garstang's fieldwork report is accompanied by notes made by Percy Newberry (on the hieroglyphic inscriptions) and J. Grafton Milne (on the Greek graffiti).


  • Egyptian Research Account Excavations at Abydos 1900 - 1901

    Start date: 1900
    End date: 1900
    Description: Excavations directed by John Garstang at Abydos for the Egyptian Research Account. The museum provided financial sponsorship towards the costs and received a share of the finds that the Egyptian authorities allowed to be exported outside of Egypt. The museum subscribed to the 1900 - 1901 excavation season and received X finds that were accessioned on 24 September 1900, accession series Bibliography: John Garstang, 'El Arabah: A Cemetery of the Middle Kingdom; Survey of the Old Kingdom Temenos; Graffiti from the Temple of Sety' (London, 1901).


Previous owners

  • Egyptian Research Account

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1900-09-24
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
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