About this object

Fragments of a funerary shroud constructed of tubular faience beads strung together in a net pattern, that would have been placed over the outer wrappings of a mummified body. Consists ot a large part of a collar of cylinder beads; and fragments of other parts of the net. Thread seems to be original. Mounted within a glass fronted box with display label that reads: BEAD-WORK FROM A MUMMY COVERING. M.C.11981". This is how the objects was displayed before 1939 when the object was evacuated out of the museum at the outbreak of the Second World War.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Third Intermediate Period; Late Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1069 BC - 323 BC about
  • Materials
    String; Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer
  • Collector
    Joseph Mayer
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1867 before
  • Measurements
    254 mm x 355 mm x 20 mm
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer ( Collector, previous owner)


Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Donation
Object view = Humanities
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