Beads from Ancient Egypt

Beads from Ancient Egypt

Beads from Ancient Egypt

Necklace of Graduated Ball Beads, Egypt, ca. 1981–1975 B.C. This necklace of graded blue faience ball beads was found lying over the chest of Wah's mummy in the same layer of wrappings as three scarab bracelets (40.3.12–40.3.14). The beads were strung on several strands of linen thread that were then sewn to the thicker ties of twisted linen cord. Tied around the mummy's neck in a slightly higher layer of wrappings were four necklaces: one of gold beads (40.3.17); one of silver beads (40.3.19); one strung with beads of a variety of shapes and materials (40.3.16); and another of blue faience beads (40.3.18). All five of these necklaces were probably worn by Wah during his lifetime. Used as an illustration for sequencing. Image 545122 from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in public domain.

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