269, O. A BEAD-WORK ORNAMENT RESEMBLING A STOLE
L. 69.5, W. 4.6, cms.
A kind of ceremonial scarf-like ornament resembling a stole, of uniform breadth, made of
seven rows of blue faience disc-shape (diam. 0.65 cms.) beads with, at intervals, gold
spacers to hold the beads in place; on the ends are gold-plaques in the form of cartouches
on which are engraved the prenomen and nomen of the king, including the epithets
"Beloved of Seker", "Beloved of Ptah", thus: <>
Attached to the cartouche plaques are fringes of <> (cAnkh) symbols, "live".
From the shape of this scarf-like ornament it would appear that it was intended to be worn
scarf-wise, in similar manner the coptic priests wear the stole, and thus suggesting that
liturgical vestment to be of ancient Egyptian origin.