String of beads


Group of faience beads, amulets and a shell from tomb D79 threaded on modern string. The contents of tomb 79 are described in the excavation report 'El Amrah and Abydos 1899-1901': "Glaze beads and amulets: pieces of two ivory wands, both with incised animals; in the middle of the larger one a space was left for the name, but this was never added; broken clay doll; small stone vase (cp. Pottery rattle liv. 35) XIIIth – XVIIIth Dyn. Beads from this tomb, of which a great quantity were found, were distributed to Liverpool, Manchester, Boston, Brussels, Cambridge, Dewsbury, Dublin, Dundee, Edinburgh, Greenock, Pittsburgh and Sydney." (1902 p.88).