Mummy Wrappings card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Mummy Wrappings


Currently not on display


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.