Saturday, 30 July 2011

Name- Beads at the British Museum (Hatshepsut & Senenmut)

From Nicholas Reeves:

These have been added to the database, as too the following possible origin:
"Although neither of these beads seems to have been found in situ (110), the two versions of the inscription they carry would perhaps indicate that they, and a number of published parallels (111), had originally been intended for the foundation deposits of the Hathor (p. 388) shrine"
 Even the very small artifacts have information to be gained from them. Foundation deposits can tell when certain elements of a temple were erected, by whom (overseer) and also the commissioner. Fortunately, Hatshepsut left many and these, which are housed in museums all over the world today.


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