Name Bead



Lentoid-shaped name bead bearing a illegible cartouche of a Third Intermediate Period or Late Period king. Pierced through the length for suspension. Broken near one end. Wellcome Historical Medical Museum no. 31958 (7 inscribed beads). Purchased at Sotheby's, London, 15-17 December 1924 (Hon. Richard Bethell collection) Lot 330: "Two long flat-backed Beads, with inlaid cartouches of AMENHOTEP III; two Beads of similar shape, with prenomen and nomen of SHA.BA.KA, and one of barrel-shape of SHA.BA.TA.KA, the latter rare; XVIII and XXV dynasties".