Striped Ball Bead



Solid ball bead of bichrome faience piereced for stringing. Alternate sectors of blue and black glaze. Glaze chipped in places with some pieces missing. 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: Surface loss, pitted, surface dirt.