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Face bead

Sales price $650.00
Roman mosaic glass face beadRoman face bead 147MSA
Roman mosaic glass face beadRoman mosaic glass face beadRoman mosaic glass face bead

Mosaic face bead
Roman period
1 century
Mosaic cane glass

Rod pierced, flatten section of complex mosaic cane. Round face with features in black. Lower part of face is outlined in green. The whole head is outlined in black with outside red border.
Intact, good condition.
Height 4 mm, diameter 12 mm.

For similar beads see:

- Metropolitan Museum # 52.11.10
- 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: 39
- M.Spaer. Ancient glass in the Israel Museum. Beads and other small objects, Jerusalem, 2001, p. 124: 208