Cylinder Bead with Geometric Design
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Steatite, glazed and silver
ca. 1938-1700 B.C.E.
XII Dynasty-early XIII Dynasty
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Gift of Theodora Wilbour from the collection of her father, Charles Edwin Wilbour
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Cylinder Bead with Geometric Design, ca. 1938-1700 B.C.E. Steatite, glazed and silver, 7/8 x 1/4 in. (2.2 x 0.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Theodora Wilbour from the collection of her father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 35.1184. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.35.1184_erg2.jpg)
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Blue-green glazed faience cylinder seal (?) or bead. Entire surface divided into horizontal registers decorated with triangular pattern. One end enclosed within a silver band which presumably was originally duplicated at the other end.
Condition: glaze worn thin in spots; surface cracking.
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