Sweret bead



Accession Number
BM3197
Current Location
House of Death (ground floor), Amulets case
Object Type
Jewellery, Amulet | Jewellery, Bead(s), Loose bead(s)
Material
Stone/minerals (Carnelian)
Provenance
Egypt
Measurements
Length: 29.7mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

A carnelian sweret bead. It is a long truncated convex bicone, with the remains of bronze wire inside the boring. This element of funerary jewelry was usually found at the throat of a mummy. It is on long-term loan from the British Museum.

Bibliography

Goodridge, Wendy R. & Stuart J. Williams 2005. Offerings from The British Museum. Swansea: The Egypt Centre. [p. 7]

Last modified: 23 Oct 2020

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