About this object

A string of ball, barrel and disc-shaped beads of carnelian, amethyst and garnet. One carnelian bead is rod-shaped and pierced at one end, similar to amulets in the shape of a snake’s head. From tomb 24 A’06 at Abydos excavated by Professor John Garstang in 1906.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Ornament
  • Culture
    Middle Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos
  • Date made
    2055 BC - 1773 BC about
  • Materials
    Cornelian; Quartz; Amethyst; Garnet
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Bequest of Lt. Col. John Raymond Danson
  • Collector
    Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos
  • Date collected
    1906
  • Measurements
    15 mm x 680 mm
  • Note
    Janine Bourriau (ed.), ‘Museum Acquisitions, 1978’ in The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology volume 66 (1980), p. 141 [no. 281].
  • Related people
    Edith Danson (Previous owner); Francis Chatillon Danson (Collector, previous owner); John Raymond Danson (Previous owner); Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology (Collector)

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Publications

  • Mortuary Assemblages from Abydos

    Snape, Steven Ralph

    Author: Snape, Steven Ralph
    Publisher: Liverpool University PhD Thesis
    Date: 1986
    Description: Publication of excavations at Abydos between the years 1906 and 1909 by Professor John Garstang of the Institute of Archaeology at Liverpool. These excavations were never published in anything like a complete or adequate form, and the objects unearthed by Garstang have, since their recovery, been widely scattered. The major part of this thesis is an attempt to reconstruct, as closely as was then possible, the work of 1906-1909.

  • 'Museum Acquisitions, 1978' in the Journal of Egyptian Archaeology vol. 66

    Bourriau, Janine (editor)

    Author: Bourriau, Janine (editor)
    Publisher: Egypt Exploraration Society
    Date: 1980
    Description: A list of Egyptian antiquities acquired in 1978 by museums in the United Kingdom. The article contains a complete list of the Danson collection of Egyptian antiquities acquired by World Museum in 1977.

Events

  • Liverpool Excavations at Abydos 1906-1909

    Start date: 1906
    End date: 1906
    Description: Excavations carried out by Professor Garstang, on behalf of the Egyptian Excavations Committee, affiliated to the Univeristy of Liverpool Institute of Archaeology

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Francis Chatillon Danson

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1926-07-03
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Edith Danson

    Owned from: 1926-07-03
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1950-08-03
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • John Raymond Danson

    Owned from: 1950-08-03
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1976-06-18
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
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