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Bead: E.36d.1898

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 20

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Description

Quartz plaque or bead, with holes drilled at an angle. It is possible that this piece of stone was used as an amulet (protection charm) rather than simply a bead. However, the unusual shape may simply be a change in design from the other examples from this group.

Measurements and weight

Length: 6.0 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

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.36d.1898
Primary reference Number: 49595
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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