Tubular Glass Bead
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Tubular Glass BeadNew Kingdom: Dynasties XVIII-XX
ca. 1600 BCE - 1000 BCE
1 1/16 x 1/4 x 1/4 in. (2.7 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: G.34
Geography: Africa, Egypt
Classification: Clothing and Adornments; Adornments
This object has the following keywords:
- beads - Refers to small objects, of any shape or material, pierced so that they may be strung or hung or attached, as by sewing.
- Egyptian - Refers to the styles and culture that developed in antiquity in the Nile Valley in the area of modern-day Egypt and southwards. For the cultures and styles of the modern nation of Egypt, use "Egypt (modern)."
- glass - An amorphous, inorganic substance made by fusing silica (silicon dioxide) with a basic oxide; generally transparent but often translucent or opaque. Its characteristic properties are its hardness and rigidity at ordinary temperatures, its capacity for plastic working at elevated temperatures, and its resistance to weathering and to most chemicals except hydrofluoric acid. Used for both utilitarian and decorative purposes, it can be formed into various shapes, colored or decorated. Glass originated as a glaze in Mesopotamia in about 3500 BCE and the first objects made wholly of glass date to about 2500 BCE.
- tubular - Having the shape or outline of a hollow cylindrical vessel; differs from "cylindrical," in that "tubular" may be used to describe objects with curved surfaces rather than straight, and tubular objects are typically quite narrow.
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
- Shifting Sands: Roman Glass in the Bryn Mawr College Collections Bryn Mawr College , Oct 15, 2007 – May 30, 2008
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