Egyptian Faience Bead Necklace - SB.1290 - For Sale

Egyptian Faience Bead Necklace - SB.1290
Price: $50.00
Origin: Egypt (Sinai)
Circa: 1900 BC to 1300 BC
Collection: Egyptian
Medium: Faience
Necklace composed of genuine Egyptian faience beads from the Middle and New Kingdoms.
Most Ancient Egyptian beads were made of faience, a glass-composite glaze which was introduced as early as the Pre-Dynastic period.
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.1290)

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