Bead Shroud of Tabakenkhonsu
- Late Period, Kushite
- Dynasty 25
- ca. 680–670 B.C.
- From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, Temple of Hatshepsut, Hathor Shrine, pit in hypostyle hall, Egypt Exploration Fund excavations, 1894–95
- H. 114 x W. 48 cm (44 7/8 x 18 7/8 in.)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Egypt Exploration Fund, 1896
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Constructed of tubular faience beads strung together in a net pattern, this shroud was sewn onto the outer wrappings of Tabakenkhonsu's mummy. Additional beads in various colors have been worked into the garment at several points: a beaded broad collar has been added to the top, where the garment came over the mummy's neck; over her breast was a winged scarab to protect the heart; and on the abdomen are the four "canopic" genii who guarded the viscera.