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A collection of seven truncated convex bicone disc beads and one long barrel, all of mottled green or sea-green semi-translucent serpentine, three larger oblate disc beads of yellowish-green semi-translucent Muscovite mica and three drop pendants. One of these, small and irregularly shaped, is of turquoise, another is a large, flattened drop of banded chalcedony and the third a flattened drop of cornelian.
Diameter: 1.20 centimetres
Length: 6.50 centimetres (as strung)
- Curator's comments
G. Brunton & G. Caton-Thompson, ‘The Badarian Civilization’ (London, 1928), 7; Grave register, pl. V; Bead corpus, pl. I, 78bq, 86f6, f14, s9, T6, T10, T12, T14, 89b6, 89c6.
Discussed in M. Horn, Preliminary Investigations into the Production of Glazed Steatite Beads: Discussing the use of turquoise during the Badarian period in Egypt, Archeo-Nil 25 (2015), 91-121.
- On display (G64/dc2)
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- Egypt and Sudan
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