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10 Clay Beads Fish Net Weights Mali Chad Huge Africa

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Title 10 Clay Beads Fish Net Weights Mali Chad Huge Africa
Other Names clay beads, fish net weights
Type of Object Clay, Terracota
Made In Mali, Chad, Ethiopia
Traded In Mali
Approximate Age unknown, could be 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 Old pitting and wear from burial.
Bead Size 27-47 mm diameter, 77-105 mm p-p


BIG and unusual old terracotta beads from Africa.  The origins of these beads is uncertain but it is thought these were originally used to weigh down fish nets.