About this object

String of beads and amulets: one green jasper lentoid bead, one silver Taweret amulet and a group of hippopotamus heads: five of carnelian, three of amethyst and four of feldspar. Fine technique and good preservation.

From Abydos Tomb 16 A'06.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    First Intermediate Period; Middle Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos
  • Date made
    2160 BC - 1650 BC about
  • Materials
    Silver; Cornelian; Jade; Feldspar; Amethyst
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Egyptian Excavations Committee of the Institute of Archaeology, Liverpool
  • Collector
    Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
  • Note
    Locus 16 A'06
  • Related people
    Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology (Collector, previous owner)

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  • Mortuary Assemblages from Abydos

    Snape, Steven Ralph

    Author: Snape, Steven Ralph
    Publisher: University of Liverpool 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.


Previous owners

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