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Bead net from a mummy

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Elaborately worked with small beads strung on strong thread; mostly dark blue, light blue, brown and green; a human face; necklace, winged scarab, five genii and vertical pillar; about these are festoons; good condition.


By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, Late Period, 760–343 B.C.


Height x width: 87.6 x 31.1 cm (34 1/2 x 12 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Mummy Trappings