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 the centre.
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY Egyptian
1550 BCE-1069 BCE
L28mm x W28mm x D28mm
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
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.
Crookshank, Edgar March (b.1858, d.1928)