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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 netlikeshroud of beads that incorporated amulets or protective symbols. The scarab beetle is the hieroglyph that means “to exist” and is the symbolof rebirth.

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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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