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Bead: E.283.1896

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 19




Bead, oval shaped with flat back, pierced lengthways, found under the neck wrappings of Nakhtefmut's mummy

Measurements and weight

Height: 1.4 cm
Length: 0.7 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1896) by Egyptian Research Account


Twenty-second Dynasty
Third Intermediate period
Production date: circa 923 BC

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.283.1896
Primary reference Number: 49521
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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