Bracelet, faience mummy-net beads restrung as 'bracelet'

Production date
1900
Country
Egypt
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Description
Bracelet, comprised of a series of blue-green, cylindrical faience beads, varying slightly in size, shape and colour. The bracelet ends in two triangularly fashioned faience pieces, perhaps to aid closure via ribbon.
Classification
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY Egyptian
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Measurements
L273mm x W21mm x D4mm
Media/Materials description
Faience, blue and green glaze
History and use
Egyptian blue coloured faience cylindrical beads strung to make a bracelet for the tourist trade. It is likley these beads were once part of a mummy-bead net. Because faience beads were used for a long tme period, it is hard to date these beads. The beads could date from the Old Kingdom to the New Kingdom (c 2686 - 1069 BC).
Registration number
E40038

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