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Details about  4 VINTAGE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN FAIENCE BEADS - AMULETS,VERY RARE AMULETS,26-29 mm

4 VINTAGE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN FAIENCE BEADS - AMULETS,VERY RARE AMULETS,26-29 mm See original listing
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EXCELLENT CONDITION, FASCINATING CARVING

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US $116.00
 
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Last updated on  10 Jul, 2014 20:12:40 BST  View all revisions

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Condition: Used : Split the cost with friends
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Seller notes: EXCELLENT CONDITION, FASCINATING CARVING
Country/Region of Manufacture:

Egypt

Country of Manufacture:

Egypt

  SET OF 4 VINTAGE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN FAIENCE BEADS - AMULETS, VERY RARE AMULETS

  CARVED ALL THE WAY AROUND  

(FEATURES THOTH GOD OF KNOWLEDGE-WISDOM, THE COBRA SYMBOL OF POWER AND THE FEATHER OF JUSTICE)

* LARGE  AND VERY UNIQUE BEADS

A FASCINATING EXAMPLE OF ANCIENT ART 

ACTUAL PHOTOS OF THE AMULET ARE PROVIDED

 Egyptian faience is a glassy substance manufactured most expertly by the ancient Egyptians, Faience was made by grinding quartz or sand crystals together with various amounts of sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and copper oxide. The resulting substance was formed into whatever shape was desired, whether an amulet, beads, a broach or a figurine and then said pieces were heated. During heating, the pieces would harden and develop a bright color finely glazed. It is thought that the Egyptian artisans perfected faience in an attempt to imitate turquoise and other hard to find gem stones. The calcium silicates in the mixture were responsible for the bright colors and the glassy finish.

The Egyptians used faience for the manufacture of jewelry (rings, amulets, necklaces) but also in statuary, for scarabs, to create the board and pieces for the game of Sennet

 The Egyptian word for faience was tjehenet which means 'gleaming’ or 'shining’ and the


 faience was thought to reflect the light of immortality. So closely was faience associated with


 the Egyptian after-life that the tiles for the chamber walls of tombs were made of faience as


 was seen at King Djoser’s tomb at Saqqara and, most famously, in the tomb of


 Tutankhamum where over one hundred objects were entirely or partially of faience.

The earliest evidence of a faience workshop has been unearthed at Abydos and dated to 5500 BCE. The workshop consists of a number of circular pits, clearly the remains of kilns, with a lining of brick and all of them fire-marked. Layers of ancient ash in the pits are evidence of continuous use over many years. Small clay balls were also discovered and it is thought that they may have been used as the surface on which faience beads were fired in the kilns. The names of the faience makers are lost to history save for one man, Rekhamun, who was known as “Faience Maker of Amun”, and another known as Debeni, the overseer of faience workers. Of the other craftsmen in faience, and there must have been many, nothing is known..

-ACQUIRED FROM VALLEY OF THE QUEENS,

LUXOR, UPPER EGYPT, IN 1973

      Exact age is not determined  

IT IS GUARANTEED THAT THIS AMULET IS 40 YEARS OLD OR OLDER

DIMENSIONS:  26-29 X 13-15 mm,  1 1/8 X 2/3 inch.. (APPROXIMATELY)

COLOR: GREEN, GREENISH BLUE AND REDDISH BEIGE   

HOLED, 5 mm HOLE  

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14 day return policy is for items not as described or defected, when return is authorized, item(s) must be returned in original condition. Not used, worn or damaged.

I only provide 100% refunds on items returned in original condition as pictured and described on this listing , Buyer pays for shipping the item back to me. - please consider this before bidding - you will have to return the item and pay shipping charges if you want a refund.

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