Mummy Wrappings



Spherical faience beads of different colours attached to cloth that may be soaked in resinous substance. From a burial at Dendera excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund 1897-8. Probably dating to the the Late Period (664 – 332 BC) it became popular to place a bead net over the mummy’s face and body. Previosuly tied to a piece of card annotated in ink "Beads worked on piece of cloth. Dendereh. Egypt Exploration Fund 1897-8". Also marked "32". Now loose from the card, in three pieces. CONDITION NOTE (1998): Dry, flaking.