Bead Shroud Fragment card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Bead Shroud Fragment


Currently not on display


An arrangement of small faience beads with original threading mounted on cardboard annotated: "From the Ramesseum Q. XVIII DYN XV Cent / BC". They were collected during the 1896 excavations at the mortuary temple of Ramesses II (Western Thebes) by the Egyptian Research Account. This is a fragment of a text band from a funerary shroud constructed of faience beads strung together in a net pattern, that would have been placed over the outer wrappings of a mummified body. From Quibell's excavations for the Egyptian Research Account 1896; see J E Quibell, 'The Ramesseum' (London, 1898).