Clay Ball

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Lump of clay, most probably containing human hair. Clay is dark grey and decorated with a circular pattern of dots sunk into the surface. One side is quite flat. This was from the 1923-1924 excavation season at Tell el-Amarna but we have no record of the individual find number. Like many others found during excavations at Tell el Amarna this clay ball may contain contain human hair. Small balls of clay containing human hair were probably used in magical practices.