Bead Shroud of Tabakenkhonsu

Third Intermediate Period

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 126

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.

Bead Shroud of Tabakenkhonsu, Faience

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