Ancient Eye Beads

Ancient glass eye beads below: chronologically starting from 7 century BC, covering eye beads of Phoenician, Greek, Egyptian and Persian origin through the period of Roman dominance, Migration, Byzantine and Islamic periods, up to 10 century AD. Early eye beads of the first Millennium BCE were made by stratified or layered technique, which was mostly replaced by mosaic cane manufactured eyes in Hellenistic times onward.