Beaded Netting for a Mummy
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Attached to a linen shroud, this type of bead net covered the mummy from just below the shoulders to the feet. It was once adorned with faience figures of a winged scarab and the Four Sons of Horus. Blue bead nets were believed to assure rebirth by linking the deceased to Osiris and the sky goddess Nut. These gods were often depicted wearing bead net garments that were in fashion during the Old Kingdom, almost two millennia earlier.
13 x 1/4 x 59 1/16 in. (33 x 0.7 x 150 cm) (show scale)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Beaded Netting for a Mummy, 760-656 B.C.E. Faience, glazed, 13 x 1/4 x 59 1/16 in. (33 x 0.7 x 150 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1814E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.1814E_PS9.jpg)
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