Faience, bead, segmented pattern

Country
Egypt
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Description
Egyptian blue/green coloured faience bead. Faience, decorated with a segmented design in black and blue-green glaze, mottled due to age. Hollow, with one hole through centre.
Classification
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY Egyptian
Production place
Measurements
L34.8mm x W34.8mm x D34.8mm
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)
Signature/Marks
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History and use
Similar examples have been found at the end of necklaces, and several found near the temple dedicated to Hathor. These then, perhaps were part of a necklace, presented as an offering to Hathor.
Registration number
E40053.2

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