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1769

Faience bead-net mummy’s shroud.

Faience bead-net mummy’s shroud. Late-Ptolemaic period, 712-30 BC.

Shrouds were placed over the linen wrapping of male and female mummies of the upper class in order to protect magically the deceased. Added funerary amulets enhanced their magic properties.

 
 
 
 
 
     
     
                    
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