Striped Ball Bead



Large soild ball bead of bichrome faience piereced for stringing. Alternate sectors of blue and black glaze. Formerly Wellcome Historical Medical Museum no. 191067-71; Purchased at Stevens' auction House Ltd., lot 470, 16-17 September 1930. 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: Chipped, surface loss, surface dirt.