Seller: mountainamma (6,008) 99.8%, Location: Williams, Oregon, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 400231455772 Details: Greetings. I am proud to offer this set of eight ancient Egyptian faience dig beads. These ancient faience beads are sometimes called a 'Mummy Beads'. These faience beads were made of a type of ceramic paste that was developed about 4000 BC in Egypt and Mesopotamia which was the fore runner 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 this bead set was purchased from a forty year old private collection and largest specimen measures 6.87mm long by 12.24mm wide. Please feel free to email me for more pictures or with any questions. I love to combine shipping so please be sure to browse through my eBay store where I have thousands of amazing items. For buyers of multiple items please email me when your done 'shopping' for your custom made invoice with combined shipping & insurance fees. Feel free to combine buys for up to two weeks but email me to let me know your intentions. I accept PayPal. See my 'Me' page for more information and some great links. Be sure to add me to your favorites list!