About this object

Twelve beads moulded from a dark resinous substance with pin-prick design. Three different designs. Eleven threaded to sting and one loose. Dimensions are for the largest bead.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Ornament
  • Culture
    Roman Period; Byzantine (Coptic)
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    3rd Century AD - 9th Century AD
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    38 mm x 31 mm x 15 mm
  • Related people
    Wellcome Historical Medical Museum ( Previous owner); Henry Solomon Wellcome ( Previous owner)


Previous owners

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