Seller: mountainamma (6,008) 99.8%, Location: Williams, Oregon, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 400495346573 Condition: Great condition with some patina from being buried., Material: Glass, Cultural Origin: Egyptian, Details: I am proud to offer this small set of rare ancient Egyptian faience dig beads. These ancient faience beads are sometimes called 'Mummy Beads'. These faience beads were made long ago of a type of ceramic paste that was developed about 4000 BC in Egypt and Mesopotamia which was the forerunner of glass. Faience beads were produced primarily for funerary purposes and tons of faience beads were buried with the dead although faience beads were also worn by both the men and women of ancient Egypt. Great condition with some patina from being buried. These beads were purchased from a forty year old private collection. These are small beads and the largest bead of the set measures 3.75mm long by 2.70mm wide. I love to combine shipping so please be sure to browse through my eBay store where I have thousands of items. For buyers of multiple items please email me when you are done shopping for your custom made invoice with combined shipping & insurance fees. Be sure to add me to your favorites list!