Egyptian, green glazed faience bead

Production date
747 BCE-332 BCE
Country
Egypt
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Object detail

Description
Egyptian green glazed faience bead with singular perforation forming a central hole. Much loss to the glaze on the large circular faces.
Classification
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY Egyptian amulet
Production date
747 BCE-332 BCE
Production place
Measurements
9.8mm diameter
Media/Materials description
Egyptian faience is a ceramic material with a siliceous body and brightly coloured glaze.
Faience (composed of quartz, alkaline salts [natron or plant ash], lime, and metallic mineral-based colorant)
Glaze (formed by alkali and lime reacting with silica to form the glaze)
History and use
Faience, a white ceramic material mostly composed of crushed quartz, was known from the Predynastic period, and widely used thereafter.
Registration number
E6109.6

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