Beads - ROM2018_16348_2

ROM2018_16348_2

Beads

Medium:Glazed composition (faience)
Geography: Excavated at Deir el-Bahri, Egypt
Date: c. 1550-1295 BC
Period: 18th Dynasty, New Kingdom
Dimensions:
L: 20.6cm
Object number: 907.18.271
On view
Gallery Location:Galleries of Africa: Egypt
Description

Large lenticular beads made of blue glazed composition (faience) were very common in the 18th Dynasty, and retained their popularity into the 19th.  Worn on strong cords, the owner might wear one short necklace as a choker, or wear three or four strings at a time. 

In form, these beads imitate the golden shebyu necklaces presented by the king as ‘the gold of honour.’

 

Collection:
Egypt
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