About this object

Twenty long tear-shaped beads of different coloured glass. Largest is 66 mm long with a width of 7 mm.

Fifteen of the beads have been threaded with seven beads from 56.20.871 for display as a necklace in the 'Slaves of Fashion' exhibition at the Walker Art Gallery, 19 January - 18 May 2018. Five of the beads are kept loose along with eight beads from 56.20.871(for location of these beads see the 56.20.871 record).

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Ornament
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1550 BC - 1069 BC
  • Materials
    Glass
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer
  • Collector
    Joseph Mayer
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    19th Century
  • Measurements
    7 mm x 66 mm
  • Note
    Charles Gatty records them on the record card as: "String of 20 glass long bugle beads, 4 red, and the rest blue and bluish grey. Egyptian" [20 has been crossed out and replaced with '16'; and 4 replaced with '2']. Formerly in the Hertz collection (p. 78, no. 1042).
  • Related people
    Bram Hertz (Previous owner); Joseph Mayer (Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Donation
  • Bram Hertz

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Sold
Object view = Humanities
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