About this object

String of 46 turquoise glazed faience pierced ball beads.

Miss Tankard recorded that each bead is about 8 mm in diameter and the string is 420 mm in length.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Ornament
  • Culture
    Middle Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    2055 BC - 1650 BC
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum
  • Collector
    Susan Birkbeck
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1870 about
  • Measurements
    420 mm
  • Related people
    Susan Maria Birkbeck (Collector, previous owner); William Birkbeck (Previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery (Previous owner)

Explore related

Events

  • Mummies and Treasures from the Graves

    Start date: 1991-07-10
    End date: 1991-07-10
    Description: An exhibition held at Yong-In Farmland, South Korea, 20 km south of Seoul.

Ownership

Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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