About this object

Armlet composed of twenty-four mother-of-pearl plaque beads found on the left arm of a skeleton in Cemetery X at Hiw, grave X74. The beads are rectangular strips of mother-of-pearl (nacre) shell pierced at either end, threaded back together with new string in 1899.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Ornament
  • Culture
    Nubian (Pan-Grave)
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Hiw-Semaina region: Hiw
  • Date made
    1820 BC - 1550 BC about
  • Materials
    Mother of Pearl
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Committee of the Egypt Exploration Fund, 1899
  • Collector
    Egypt Exploration Society
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Hiw-Semaina region: Hiw
  • Date collected
    1899
  • Measurements
    23 mm x 230 mm
  • Note
    Hiw-Semaina region = Diosopolis Parva
  • Related people
    Egypt Exploration Society ( Collector, previous owner)

Explore related

Publications

  • Diospolis Parva. The Cemeteries of Abadiyeh and Hu 1898-9

    Petrie, William Matthew Flinders and A. C. Mace

    Author: Petrie, William Matthew Flinders and A. C. Mace
    Publisher: The Egypt Exploration Fund
    Date: 1901
    Description: Publication of the excavations directed by Flinders Petrie at the Hiw-Semaina region (Diopolis Parva) for the Egypt Exploration Fund.

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Egypt Exploration Society

    Owned from: 1899
    How acquired: Division of Finds
    Owned until: 1899-09-25
    Disposal method: Donation (excavation subscription)
Object view = Humanities
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