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Necklace (?): comprising a button seal and beads of various shapes, dimensions and materials: one blue-green (much worn) glazed composition button seal, with roughly incised quadruped on base; three cornelian barrel beads (one almost colourless); one prase barrel bead; one sliced 'Nassa' shell; a very large number of drab-coloured steatite short cylinder beads.
Length: 57.10 centimetres (string)
- Curator's comments
- Prase or mother-of-emerald. supposed to be mother rock of emerald, is a quartz which is coloured leek-green by actinolite (calcium-magnesium-silicate) fibres in the interior. G. F. H. Smith, ‘Gemstones’, 12th edition (London, 1952), 344.
Also from this burial: bangles (1924,1013.82 & 1924,1013.83), beads (1924,1013.87), necklace with amulet (1924,1013.71).
G. Brunton, 'Qau and Badari' I (London, 1927), 37, 38; pl. XLV;
G. Brunton, 'Qau and Badari' II (London, 1927-30), Tomb register. pl.LXIV.
- Not on display
- fair (some beads worn)
- Acquisition date
- Egypt and Sudan
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