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Object Number:E9195
Current Location: Ancient Egypt: Discovery to Display
Currently On Display
Provenience: Egypt
Abydos
Locus: E 108
Period: Middle Kingdom
Twelfth Dynasty
Date Made: 1938-1759 BCE
Early Date: -1938
Late Date: -1759
Section:Egyptian
Materials:Electrum
Iconography:Cowrie Shell
Length: 25.4 cm
Width: 1.59 cm
Depth: 0.95 cm
Credit Line:Distribution from the Egyptian Research Account, 1900
Other Number:AES 1886 - Other Number

Description

These electrum beads are shaped like cowrie shells and may have formed part of a girdle. The beads are hollow and contain metalic pellets, which would have rattled as the wearer moved. E9191 shares photo.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Magnificent Objects (06 May 2004 - Mar 2005) View Objects in Exhibition
Searching for Ancient Egypt: (1997 - 1997) View Objects in Exhibition
Ancient Egypt: Discovery to Display (23 Feb 2019) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Article] Wegner, Jennifer H. 2014. "Hidden Treasures: Abydos in the Basement". Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 56. no. 1. pg. 42-51 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 47, fig13View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Silverman, David P. 1997. Searching for Ancient Egypt: Art, Architecture and Artifacts from the University of Pennsylvania Museum.. Cornell University Press. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 196-97View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Quick, Jennifer. 2004. Magnificent Objects from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. ed. 1st. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 105, fig. 94View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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