Clay Ball

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Clay lump, roughly ball-shaped but one side is fairly flat. Rough unevenly shaped surface impressd with a hole surrounded by a pattern of small holes. Excavation find number 26/294: from the North Suburb at Tell el Amarna, area V37.3 (North East Group K). Like many other clay balls found in the excavations of homes at Tell el-Amarna this clay ball may contain human hair. Small balls of clay containing human hair were probably used in magical practices. There is a label sellotaped to base.