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27-5-97 through 27-5-102 reserved for: collar, bead garment, two wristlets, two anklets, cloth, and miscellaneous: [27-5-97 = beadnet dress; reconstructed from approximately 7000 beads based on in situ position of some sections of garment; main body of dress consists of faience beads strung in lozenge pattern; line of dark blue beads marks division between skirt and bodice; halter-shaped bodice consists of alternating rows of cylinder beads and lozenge pattern; light and dark blue floral pendants hang from bottom edge of garment]. Illustration: No


  • ID
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
    Jewelry & adornment-Miscellaneous
  • Findspot
    Pit G 7440 Z [= G 7442], inside sarcophagus
  • Material
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA accession number: 27.1548.1
  • Problems/Questions
    MFA accession number verified

Tombs and Monuments 2

Published Documents 1

Unpublished Documents 2

Full Bibliography

  • Brovarski, Edward. "Old Kingdom Beaded Collars." In Jacke Phillips with Lanny Bell, Bruce B. Williams, James Hoch and Ronald J. Leprohon (eds.) Ancient Egypt, the Aegean, and the Near East. Studies in Honour of Martha Rhoads Bell, Volume 1. San Antonio: Van Siclen Books, 1997, p. 156, note 116.

    D'Auria, Sue, Peter Lacovara, and Catharine H. Roehrig. Mummies & Magic: The Funerary Arts of Ancient Egypt. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1988, pp. 78-79, cat. 9.

    Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999, pp. 306-307, cat. 94.

    Freed, Rita E., Lawrence M. Berman, and Denise M. Doxey. Arts of Ancient Egypt. MFA Highlights. Boston: MFA Publications, 2003, p. 74.