Mummy net

Nubian
Napatan Period
7th–6th century B.C.


Object Place: Sudan, Nubia

Dimensions

Height x width: 129 x 39 cm (50 13/16 x 15 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

27.443

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Mummy trappings

Bead net covering from body. Rectangular diamond mesh net of blue faience tubular beads with white glass ball beads at joints: in which are set mask, winged scarab, winged Isis, 4 genii, and vertical band of inscription in woven faience disc beads of red, white, black, and blue. (Reconstucted by Mrs. Reisner with original beads from several graves).

Provenance

From Meroe, West Cemetery. 1923: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition