Bead card



On display


Long bead of carnelian, well shaped, finished but not pierced for suspension. 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 was in a damaged state and its accession history had been lost. The mummy was first X-rayed then cut apart for research purposes.