Bead

1967.60c

On display

Red carnelian barrel bead, sometimes referred to as a 'name bead' and thought to preserve the name of the deceased. Positioned at the base of the throat. 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.