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Beads

  • Place of origin:

    Egypt (made)
    Deir el-Bahari (found)

  • Date:

    c. 1550 BC - c. 1292 BC

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Glazed composition

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Egypt Exploration Fund.

  • Museum number:

    1220-1904

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This piece was one of many items deposited during the New Kingdom at the mortuary temple of Deir el-Bahari, as a votive offering in the Hathor shrine within the temple complex. The turquoise colour typical of glazed composition was considered appropriate for this goddess, one of whose Epithets was 'Lady of Turquoise'.

Physical description

Bracelet composed of eight blue and blue-green glazed composition beads, pierced longitudinally and re-strung in modern times.

Place of Origin

Egypt (made)
Deir el-Bahari (found)

Date

c. 1550 BC - c. 1292 BC

Materials and Techniques

Glazed composition

Object history note

Found at Deir el-Bahari, 1903-4 excavation season.

Descriptive line

Beaded bracelet, blue and blue-green glazed composition, Deir el-Bahari, Egypt, New Kingdom

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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