Bead, Glass

Production date
1st Century BCE
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Object Detail


Description
One of three blown glass beads, circular with central threadhole. Pink and white trailed decoration on dark blue to black background.
Classification
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY Egyptian
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY Egyptian Glass bead
Production place
Measurements
H7mm x W10 mm x D10 mm
Media/Materials description
Glass
History and use
Necklaces could be worn long enough to swing with the movement of the wearer, calling attention to the head and neck. Expert glassmakers had choice over colours and patterns, exploring the visual effects they could create using multi-coloured glass.
Registration number
E40134.1

Category

Colours

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