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Face bead

Sales price $950.00
Roman mosaic glass face beadRoman face bead 149MSA
Roman mosaic glass face beadRoman mosaic glass face beadRoman mosaic glass face bead
Description

146MSA
Mosaic face bead
Roman period
Egypt 
1 century
Mosaic cane glass

Rod pierced section of complex mosaic cane. Accurately done, round face with features in black. Lower part of face is outlined in red. The whole head is outlined in black with outside yellow border.
Intact, good condition.
Height 5 mm, diameter 12 mm.

For similar beads see:

- Metropolitan Museum # 52.11.10 for similar cane.
- 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. 208: 289
- Alexeeva E.M. Antichniye busi severnogo prichernomoriya, Academy of Science, Moscow, 1982, table 48: 38
- M.Spaer. Ancient glass in the Israel Museum. Beads and other small objects, Jerusalem, 2001, p. 124: 208