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Bead Net Mummy Shroud

A work made of faience beads.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of faience beads.

Date:

Late Period, Dynasty 26 (664-525 BCE)

Artist:

Egyptian

About this artwork

In the Saite Period, a wrapped mummy might be covered with a net-like shroud of beads that incorporated amulets or protective symbols. The scarab beetle is the hieroglyph that means “to exist” and is the symbol of rebirth.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of Africa

Culture

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Bead Net Mummy Shroud

Origin

Egypt

Date

664 BCE–525 BCE

Medium

Faience beads

Dimensions

45.7 × 40 × 3.8 cm (18 × 15 3/4 × 1 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Getty and Charles L. Hutchinson

Reference Number

1894.967

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