Barrel Bead



Blue glazed fragment of a barrel bead, badly damaged. Glued to card by Flaxman Spurrell with other amulets and beads excavated by Flinders Petrie at Tell el Amarna in 1892 to illustrate jewellery types. Annotated in red "TELL EL AMARNA. D.XVIII. Dug up by Petrie. F.C.J.S'. Compare with Guy Brunton Mostagedda and the Tasian culture (London, 1937), pl.LVIII.