By Nai Xia
This publication offers a close research and thorough examine of the original choice 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 examine of them, in particular emphasizing the significance of the means of bead-making for relationship reasons. It then examines and evaluates a variety of schemes for the category of beads. The ebook is going directly to suggest a brand new type procedure and works out a complete corpus of beads by means of 16 plates.
Next, the ebook includes a chronological survey that information the cloth, typology (including the technical peculiarities), use, association and pictorial illustration of beads through the 9 divisions or sessions of historic Egyptian heritage. This survey issues out the features of every interval to boot any touch Egypt could have skilled with international nations as proven by means of the beads. It additionally corrects a lot unsuitable identifications of fabrics and fallacious datings.
This ebook is predicated at the Ph.D dissertation written via pioneering chinese language archaeologist Xia Nai while he studied in London collage collage a few 70 years in the past and who had direct entry to massive firsthand assets on the leading edge of Egyptology learn. It represents a vital and long-awaited improve in archaeology, not just for Egypt yet for the research of the earlier throughout Africa and beyond.
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80. 33 while its sides are very smooth or polished. This is probably due to either that the final smoothing was done on a grooved grinder with the beads strung end to end or that the slicing was done after the sides of long cylinder had been smoothed and polished. For the smoothing and polishing of soft stone, a grinder of some substance slightly softer than sandstone could serve the purpose equally well, and the abrasive powder was not indispensable. But the employment of the same grindstone and abrasive powder as those for the beads of hard stone would shorten considerably the length of time required for the work and therefore were probably preferred by the craftsman.
17 The junction between the two halves usually shows a prominent ridge running evenly around the axis of the perforation. A bicone bead could be transformed into a barrel bead by erasing this ridge and thus 9 Mackay, Bead-making in Ancient Sind, p. 4, Fig. 12. Pl. II. Mac Donanl, Beth-pelet, II, p. ). 11 Orchard, Beads of American Indians, p. 34. 12 Petrie, Naqada and Ballas, pp. 44, 45; Petrie, pp. 41–42, Sect. 105. C. Collection has been illustrated in Mond and Myers, Armant, I, pl. XXXVII, Fig.
Hunt, Mineralogy, (New York) p. 299. 21 F. A. Bannister and H. J. Plenderleith, Physico-Chemical Examination of a Scarab of Tuthmosis IV, in J. E. A. XXII (1936) p. 4. 18 22 23 Brunton, Badarian Civilisation, p. 27. Myers, Armant, p. 89, 93. Part II Technical Methods of Bead-Making This part will be limited to the task of description only, and will touch the chronology of various methods only by accident. The discussion of their time range is purposely postponed until a later part, when a chronological survey will be attempted.
Ancient Egyptian Beads by Nai Xia