About this object

Large faience hollow ball-shaped bead with alternate segments of light blue and dark blue. Pierced at the top in two places for suspension.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Ornament
  • Culture
    Middle Kingdom to New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    Dynasty 11 - 20
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from Professor John Garstang
  • Collector
    John Garstang
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    35 mm x 35 mm
  • Note
    Compare with Florence Friedman, 'Gifts of the Nile. Ancient Egyptian Faience' (Providence, 1998), pp. 115, 212 and 259 (cat. nos. 181 and 190).
  • Related people
    John Burges Eustace Garstang (Collector, previous owner)

Where is this object from?


Previous owners

  • John 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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