Egyptian Faience Bead Necklace - SB.0910 - For Sale

Egyptian Faience Bead Necklace - SB.0910
Price: $7200.00
Origin: Egypt (Sinai)
Circa: 1900 BC to 1300 BC
Medium: Faience
Necklace composed of genuine Egyptian faience beads dating from the Middle and New Kingdoms.
According to Egyptologists, such beads were made on an axis, probably of thread, which would burn up during firing, leaving a hole. Disc, ring and tubular beads were made by coating the axis with the unfired body-paste, rolling the cylinder to an even diameter on a flat surface, and then scoring it with a knife into sections of the desired length. Other shapes, such as ball beads, were rolled between the hands and perforated while still wet with a stiff point such as a wire needle. The beads were then dried, coated with glaze (if the glaze had not already been mixed with the paste), and fired. The firing process often gave the beads a beautiful translucent quality. The majority of faience beads are blue or green in color, but black, red, yellow and white ones were also produced, especially in the New Egyptian Kingdom. - (SB.0910)

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