Striped Ball Bead



Large hollow ball bead of bichrome faience piereced with two holes for stringing. Alternate sectors of blue and black glaze. Glaze is worn. Record card records it as coming from Sedment. Purchased at Sotheby's 16/17 September 1930 by Mr Stow for Sir Henry Wellcome. CONDITION NOTE 1998: Pitted, discoloured, surface dirt. Compare with Florence Friedman, 'Gifts of the Nile. Ancient Egyptian Faience' (Providence, 1998), pp. 115, 212 and 259 (cat. nos. 181 and 190).