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3 Ancient Clay Beads SAO Chad Africa Loose

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Title 3 Ancient Clay Beads SAO Chad Africa Loose
Other Names Clay beads
Type of Object Clay, Terracota
Made In Chad
Traded In Africa
Approximate Age Unknown (possibly ancient)
Overall Condition Good. Some of these beads have traveled at least three continents, and have graced numerous owners. Small chips, corrosion, and pitting are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.
Damage/Repair Clay dust, chips, pitting, dirt, and general wear.
Bead Size 14-27 mm diameter. See picture with penny for size comparison.


Ancient clay beads from the Sao culture of Chad  with one bead very Huge. The Sao culture of the Chad is now extinct, but these beads have been passed down through the generations to the present day.


See Sao clay beads in our new book  AFRICAN BEADS. JEWELS of A CONTINENT. Evelyn Simak and Carl Dreibelbis with Inroduction by Lois Sherr Dubin, Africa Direct, 2010, p. 68


Additional information: To see other examples of Ethnic jewelry from around the world please see A WORLD OF NECKLACES (Leurquin), AFRICA ADORNED (Fisher), JEWELS FROM ELSEWHERE (Maggi,Melesi, Pensotti) and ETHNIC JEWELRY (van der Star Collection) and THE SPLENDOR of ETHNIC JEWELRY (Borel)