About this object

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 Ramesess 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.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Ornament
  • Culture
    Third Intermediate Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Thebes: Ramesseum
  • Date made
    1069 BC - 656 BC about
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience ; Cardboard ; Linen
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum
  • Collector
    Egyptian Research Account
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Thebes: Ramesseum
  • Date collected
    1896
  • Measurements
    6 mm x 75 mm x 200 mm
  • Note
    From Quibell's excavations for the Egyptian Research Account 1896; see J E Quibell, 'The Ramesseum' (London, 1898).
  • Related people
    Egyptian Research Account ( Collector, previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery ( Previous owner); Flaxman Charles John Spurrell ( Previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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