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Mummie van Anchhor met kruisbanden en kralennet

Anchhor ; wade ; kruisbanden ; kralennet Mummie van Anchhor, gewikkeld in een wade met kruisbanden, waarop een net van faience kralen ligt. In het net zijn opgenomen een grote en twee kleine scarabeeën en twee stroken cartonnage met verguldsel. Mummy of an adult. The bandages are fully covered by a plain shroud of faded red linen. This is held in position by a number of linen straps of 3.3-4.8 cm wide: five transverse bands passing around the forehead, abdomen, thighs, shins, and feet; one longitudinal strap (flanked by rather decayed narrower ones) over the centre of the front and back; and a 'stola' crossed over the chest and passing over the shoulders. It rather looks as if originally there were more transverse bands, e.g. around the chest where there is now a large gap. The two lower transverse straps are linked by an oblique band passing over the insteps. The linen of the shroud is a medium-fine warp-faced tabby weave (about 14 x 24 threads/cm2). On top of the shroud lies a bead net of mainly bright blue faience beads, extending from the shoulders to just below the knees. This is rectangular in shape (long 95 cm, wide 43 cm). It is constructed of cylinder beads (average length 1.1 cm) forming rhomboid cells, with ring beads at the crossings. The upper border has been reinforced by a fourfold row of ring beads, forming blocks of blue, green, yellow, red, black and white. The lower edge has fringes composed of four extra cylinders and a ball bead each. The following elements have been fixed on top of the bead net: - a blue frit scarab resting on a cartonnage support with extended wings of gilt cartonnage over the chest; - two smaller blue glaze scarabs immediately below, the right-hand one still enclosed in a gilt metal ring; left scarab inscribed with the text r-pat HAty-a 'the hereditary count and prince', the other showing a standing goddess with papyrus sceptre; - a vertical strip of gilt cartonnage flanked by silhouette figures of the four Sons of Horus over the abdomen; - a further strip of gilt cartonnage over the thighs (lower end broken off). These strips were doubtless meant to be inscribed, but are completely blank now. A rather close parallel for this group of objects (though with a different disposition) lies on the mummy of Pestenef in Berlin.


Inventarisnummer: RO.III-e
Afdeling: Egypte
Objectnaam: mummie; man
Materiaal: mummie ; linnen ; faience
Afmetingen: 27,5 x 42,5 x 167,5 cm
Periode: Late Periode; 26e Dynastie; 650-625 v.Chr. 650-625 BC
Vindplaats: Egypte


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