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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Egyptian
Title:Beads with an attached amulet of a Son of Horus
Date Made:1069-332 BCE (Dynasties 21-31)
Type:Adornment
Materials:Turquoise, buff, brown, and pale blue faience
Place Made:Africa; Asia; Egypt
Measurements:L. of strand: 23 5/8 in., 60 cm. Amulet H.: 1 3/4 in., 4.5 cm.; Amulet W. 5/8 in., 1.5 cm.; Amulet D.: 3/16 in., .4 cm.; Max. L. of tubular beads: 7/16 in., 1.1 cm.
Accession Number:  MH 2000.486.5.INV
Credit Line:Source and date of acquisition unknown
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
Lower part of a broken Son of Horus amulet (showing waist, thighs and feet of mummiform god, with stitching hole through feet), attached to string of tubular turquoise beads, alternating with small ring beads of buff, brown and pale blue. Amulet originally turquoise, discolored to buff and blackish brown. Beads were probably part of a bead net over a mummy, and the Son of Horus amulet would have been stitched to the bead net or to the mummy wrappings.

Tags:
ancient; archaeology; deaths; tombs; afterlife; religion; rituals; ceremonies; deities; deities; beads; jewelry

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