Egyptian Mummy Bead Necklaces
Genuine Ancient Egyptian Faience "Mummy" Beads. Circa 600 BC.

Here's your chance to wear jewelry that might have adorned a Sumerian noblewomen or an Egyptian princess up to 5,000 years ago! Both the Sumerian and Egyptian cultures used small ceramic beads in great quantities, both for personal adornment and as decorations for home (probably beaded curtains). The Sumerians made their beads from steatite, a type of ceramic that usually came in black, white or gray. The Egyptians used faience, which came in a variety of earth tones ranging from light green to blue to soft red. Egyptian beads are often called "mummy beads" because they were often found in tombs.

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