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By Nai Xia

This ebook offers an in depth research and thorough learn of the original number of historic Egyptian beads within the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology in London.

The booklet first discusses the archaeological price of beads and the tactic hired within the learn of them, in particular emphasizing the significance of the means of bead-making for courting reasons. It then examines and evaluates a number of schemes for the class of beads. The publication is going directly to suggest a brand new category approach and works out a complete corpus of beads because of 16 plates.

Next, the ebook encompasses a chronological survey that info the cloth, typology (including the technical peculiarities), use, association and pictorial illustration of beads during the 9 divisions or sessions of old Egyptian background. This survey issues out the features of every interval besides any touch Egypt could have skilled with overseas international locations as proven by means of the beads. It additionally corrects a lot incorrect identifications of fabrics and flawed datings.

This booklet relies at the Ph.D dissertation written via pioneering chinese language archaeologist Xia Nai whilst he studied in London collage collage a few 70 years in the past and who had direct entry to huge firsthand assets on the vanguard of Egyptology learn. It represents a vital and long-awaited improve in archaeology, not just for Egypt yet for the research of the previous throughout Africa and beyond.

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52, Sect. 144; pl. LXV. 51 Steindorff, Grab des Ti (1913). pl. 133; see also Newberry, An unpublished scene from the Tomb of Thy. A. XXVII (1905), p. 286. 52 Davies, Deir el Gebrawi, 1, pp. 78–79. 53 Mond and Myers, Armant, 1, pp. 78–79. 49 31 ground, and there seems to be nothing to support it, but it is possibly held by the toes of the operator or by some contrivance either not clearly shown or simply omitted by the artist. The hand drill is certainly not so efficient as a bow drill which increases greatly the velocity of the revolving motion.

44 Brunton, Badarian Civilization, p. 33, pl. XXVI; and Petrie, Tools and Weapons, p. 52, Sect. 144; pls. LXII, LXV. 45 Vernier, La Bijouterie et al joaillerie égyptiennes, pp. 137–138. 46 Lucas, Anc. Egypt. Materials, pp. 64–66. 47 Mond and Myers, Armant, 1, pp. 77–78, pl. XXXIX, 1. 1 Section I: Hard Stone Beads ‘‘jewelled’’ tubular drill by the ancient as advocated by Petrie has very little probability, as already pointed out by Lucas,48 but a solid drill tipped with some hard precious stone (not necessarily diamond) was probably used for drilling such hard stone as beryl from the Ptolemaic period onwards.

75. Another two of them are now in the Ashmolean Museum, one of which has a depressed cup mark and called ‘‘fragment of a corumdum vase’’ in the official guide (see the Summary Guide, Department of Antiquities, 4th ed. 1931, p. 40). 13 British Museum, Bronze Age Guide (1920), p. 87, Fig. 86. 14 Davies, Deir el Gebrawi, I, p. 20, pl. XIV. 15 Mond and Myers, Armant, I, p. 75. , pp. 74–75. 17 Cf. Mackay, Bead-making in Ancient Sind, p. 5. 10 7 Stone Beads obtaining a smoothly curved profile. A rotary motion could be produced by rolling the beads with the hand on a flat gritty surface.

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