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Stratified eye

Sales price $5,000.00
Ancient yellow glass stratified eye bead with pruntsAncient layered glass eye bead 214EA
Ancient yellow glass stratified eye bead with pruntsAncient yellow glass stratified eye bead with pruntsAncient yellow glass stratified eye bead with pruntsAncient yellow glass stratified eye bead with pruntsAncient yellow glass stratified eye bead with prunts
Description

214EA
Stratified eye bead with prunts
4-3 century BC
Mediterranean basin, Europe

Large bead with 5 multi-layered eyes and monochrome prunts. Related to so-called Phoenician head beads with prunts.

Intact, perfect condition. Exceptionally rare for all prunts to be in place and intact.

Diameter 2.6 cm
Height    2.5 cm

For similar beads see:
-Kunter K. Glasperlen der vorromischen Eisenzeit IV. Schichtaugenperlen. Marburger Studien, 1995, taf. 1, taf. 4.
-Spaer M., Ancient Glass in the Israel Museum. Beads and other small objects. Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2001, p. 86
-Véronique Arveiller-Dulong, Marie-Dominique Nenna.  Les Verres antiques du Musée du Louvre III : Parure, instruments et éléments d’incrustation, Paris, Éditions du Louvre, Somogy, 2011, p. 97, 163.