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Glazed beads: E.15.1898

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 20

Titles

Glazed beads

Maker(s)

Unknown

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Description

17 green glazed beads with a corkscrew pattern and tubular in form. Possibly part of a faience wig for a statue. Some of the beads have an elongated edge, suggesting the end of braided hair. Faince was a type of glazed material that was commonly used in Egypt. The beads would have been made in a mould.

Measurements and weight

Length: 4 cm

Find spot

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1898) by Egyptian Research Account

Dating

Predynastic
Early Dynastic
About -3000 - About -2500

Materials used in production

Faïence

Techniques used in production

Mouldmade

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: E.15.1898
Primary reference Number: 49555
Oldadmincategory: B
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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