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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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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


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

Accession Number



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Mummy Trappings