Mummy Net Beads card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Mummy Net Beads

Currently not on display


A group of amulets once placed over a mummy to offer magical protection that helped the person to be reborn in the afterlife. Four flat-backed faience amulet in the shape of each of the Four Sons of Horus. Scarab with two separate wings. The winged scarab was a symbol of new life. Faience amulets such as these are pierced to allow for stitching to the mummy bandages or to be sewn onto an elaborate bead net which was placed over the mummy.