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Bead net covering from body. Rectangular diamond mesh net of blue faience tubular beads with white glass ball beads at joints: in which are set mask, winged scarab, winged Isis, 4 genii, and vertical band of inscription in woven faience disc beads of red, white, black, and blue. (Reconstucted by...

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Provenance

From Meroe, West Cemetery. 1923: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the governemnt of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, 7th–6th century B.C.

Object Place

Nubia, Sudan

Dimensions

Height x width: 129 x 39 cm (50 13/16 x 15 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

27.443

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Mummy Trappings