About this object

String of large ball beads painted brown, grey and white. At the centre are two cylinder beads, one being faience; also a funnel bead and a cowrie shell. With an original "keep this with the object" label that says E8. Label says presented by the ERA, E.8, 42. Abydos.

Accession register says " Beads, pendants and gold plated ring. E8, 42. Late XXIII Dyn."

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Ornament
  • Culture
    Third Intermediate Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos
  • Date made
    1069 BC - 664 BC about
  • Materials
    Stone; Shell
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Egyptian Research Account, 1900
  • Collector
    Egyptian Research Account
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos Cemetery E
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    420 mm x 21 mm
  • Related people
    Egyptian Research Account ( Collector, previous owner)

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  • El Arabah: A Cemetery of the Middle Kingdom; Survey of the Old Kingdom Temenos; Graffiti from the Temple of Sety

    Garstang, John

    Author: Garstang, John
    Publisher: Egyptian Research Account
    Date: 1901
    Description: Publication of the Egyptian Research Account's excavations at the cemeteries in the Abydos region, 1900. The title of the book "el Arabah" takes its name from the nearby modern town name. Garstang's fieldwork report is accompanied by notes made by Percy Newberry (on the hieroglyphic inscriptions) and J. Grafton Milne (on the Greek graffiti).


Previous owners

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