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501 Ancient Egyptian Round & Tubular Faience Mummy Beads 2500 Bc

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Seller: hushpuppy22 (2,044) 99.4%, Location: Tucson, Arizona, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 121206232687 501 TINY ANCIENT EGYPTIAN MUMMY FAIENCE BEADS 2500-2700 YEARS OLD THESE COLORFUL BEADS WERE INDIVIDUALLY CRAFTED OVER 2500 YEARS AGO IN EGYPT OUT OF CLAY-LIKE FAIENCE. BEADS WERE COMMONLY WORN TO PROTECT THE WEARER FROM MISFORTUNE, RATHER TO EXPRESS STATUS OR WEALTH. IN FACT, THE EGYPTIAN WORD FOR LUCK WAS "SHA", AND "SHA SHA" CAME TO BE THE WORD FOR BEAD. DURING ANCIENT EGYPTIAN TIMES, VIRTUALLY EVERYONE WORE BEADS, MALE, FEMALE, YOUNG AND OLD.THE FAIENCE PASTE WAS ROLLED AROUND A STRING AND CUT INTO SECTIONS WHICH WERE THIN BEADS. THESE CERAMIC BEADS WERE PRODUCED FOR FUNERAL AND SOME MUMMIES WERE BURIED WITH THOUSANDS OF BEADS. EGYPTIANS BELIEVED THAT THESE BEADS WOULD GIVE THEM IN THE AFTERLIFE A FEELING OF COMFORT AND JOY AS IT DID PREVIOUS TO THEIR DEATH.THESE BEADS MEASURED FROM 1mm to 3mm IN LENGTH

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