Striped Ball Bead


Large hollow ball bead of bichrome faience piereced with two holes for stringing. Alternate sectors of blue and black glaze. Compare with Florence Friedman, 'Gifts of the Nile. Ancient Egyptian Faience' (Providence, 1998), pp. 115, 212 and 259 (cat. nos. 181 and 190). CONDITION NOTE 1998: Surface dirt, surface loss.