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Glazed beads: E.145.1921

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Current Location: Gallery 24


Glazed beads




A collection of 5 amulets and 1 barrel bead in faience.

A colllection of 5 amulets and 1 bead, all made from faience and part of a group showing Isis nursing Horus and three images of the god Bes or a dwarf. Both deities were associated with nursing, childbirth and pregnancy but were also relevant to rebirth following death. The bead is barrel shaped and also made from faience. They are all from the same grave 857 in the Sanam cemetery.

Measurements and weight

Height: 0.013 m

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1921) by Oxford Expedition to Nubia (1912-13)


Third Intermediate period
Circa -700 BCE - Circa -600 BCE

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.145.1921
Primary reference Number: 52162
Oldadmincategory: A
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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

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