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One head bead and three glass beads.
A head bead of cylindrical form representing a black African in opaque bright-blue glass. The large eyes are formed from circles of white glass with the bright-blue pupils in high relief. The heavy lips are of white glass. The ears are represented, one now missing, by a loop of bright-blue glass; a blob of white below is presumably an earring. A suspension loop on top of the head is in opaque bright-blue glass. Thick brown core.
The beads found with the head bead are 'eye-beads' with blue and white 'eyes' on a black ground. Glossy surface.
Diameter: 1.40 centimetres (beads)
Length: 2.80 centimetres (head)
- Curator's comments
- See also 1929,1015.629.b, item no.1(faience wedjat-eye).
G. Brunton, ‘Mostagedda and the Tasian Culture, London, 1937, pl. LXXXIII and p. 137.
- Not on display
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- Egypt and Sudan
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