About this object

Scaraboid (or bead) of blue glass. Was described in 1949 as being made from "cyanus" (an alkaline silicate coloured blue with carbonate of copper). Broken and repaired. Smooth top and bottom. No inscription or decoration. Pierced through the length for suspension.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    Middle Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos
  • Date made
    Dynasty 11 - Dynasty 20 possibly
  • Materials
    Glass
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from Professor John Garstang, 1949
  • Collector
    John Garstang
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    10.5 mm x 9 cm x 5 cm
  • Note
    Purchased from John Garstang in 1949 ("Garstang Collection")
  • Related people
    John Burges Eustace Garstang (Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • John Burges Eustace Garstang

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1949
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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