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Bead: E.36a.1898

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 20

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Description

Quartz cylinder bead, with a hole through the centre, suggesting that the object was sewn onto something. The exact function of this object is unknown. There are three similar objects, of which this is one, housed in the Fitzwilliam Museum and from the Main Temple Deposit at Hierakonpolis.

Measurements and weight

Length: 3 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Predynastic
Early Dynastic Period
About -3000 - About -2500

Materials used in production

Quartz

Techniques used in production

Carved
Drilled

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: E.36a.1898
Primary reference Number: 49592
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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