Beads



Accession Number
AB48
Current Location
In storage
Object Type
Jewellery, Armlet
Periods
Middle Kingdom to Second Intermediate Period
Materials
Faience | Shell
Provenance
Egypt, Abydos
Measurements
Length: 288mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

White faience beads segmented with horizontal flat shell spacers. Restrund in modern times. Jewellery with such spacers were a particular trait of the Pan Grave culture. Probably from Abydos. The object was gifted to the University of Wales, Aberystwyth by John Bancroft Willans, a subscriber of the Egypt Exploration Fund/Society, who received the object in 1903. Subsequently gifted to the Egypt Centre in 1997.

Bibliography

Souza, Aaron M. de 2019. New horizons: the Pan-Grave ceramic tradition in context. Middle Kingdom Studies 9. London: Golden House.

Last modified: 20 Mar 2022

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