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Item Details
Public
Available to everyone
Culture
Egyptian
Title
Bead-Net Face
Date
722-332 BC
Location
Creation Site: Egypt
Material
Faience, linen
Period
Late Period
Measurements
7 3/16 x 8 1/16 x 3/16 in. (18.3 x 20.4 x 0.4 cm)
Description
A feature of Late Period burials was the covering of the mummy with a network composed of faience beads. The first appeared in the Third Intermediate Period, although beadwork garments were used for burials in the Old and Middle Kingdoms. The bead-networks of the Late Period are thought to derive from the costumes worn by goddesses, although they have been found on mummies of both sexes. When they initially appeared, they served as a simple covering over the body, with winged scarabs and images of the four sons of Horus worked in. By the Late Period they expanded to include occasional bands of text and a face mask, all done in painstaking patterns of tiny colored faience beads.
Repository
Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University
Accession Number
2000.013.001
Source
Egyptian Purchase Fund
Photographer: Peter Harholdt
Published References
Peter Lacovara, "The New Galleries of Egyptian and Near Eastern Art at the Michael C. Carlos Museum," Minerva 12 (September/October 2001): 9-16.
Peter Lacovara and Betsy Teasley Trope, The Realm of Osiris (Atlanta: Michael C. Carlos Museum, 2001), 87.
Exhibition History
MCCM Permanent Collection Reinstallation, September 2001 - Present
On View
Yes
Rights
© Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University. Photo by Peter Harholdt.
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File Properties
File Name
11008189.fpx
SSID
11008189

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