Jun 7, 2013

Fragment of a Necklace

Fragment of a Necklace

1540–1296 BC

Steatite, glass, carnelian, and faience

Overall: 12 cm (4 3/4 in.)

Gift of the British School of Archaeology in Egypt 1915.15

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The carnelian bead, known by its fiery color, is broken and consists of little more than its suspension hole.

Description

This necklace is a modern stringing from an assortment of beads made from glass, faience, glazed steatite (one amulet), and carnelian (one fragment). The glass beads include three eye beads, two barrel beads in opaque blue glass with white crumb decoration, one barrel bead in opaque blue glass, one turquoise barrel bead, one amber cylinder bead, and one blue cylinder bead. The eye beads were made with an opaque amber glass and decorated on the front with an eye in blue and white opaque glass. They are pierced through their sides and have a suspension loop at the top.

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