Face bead

Sales price $950.00
Egyptian mosaic glass face beadRoman face bead 146MSA
Egyptian mosaic glass face beadRoman face bead 146MSAEgyptian mosaic glass face bead

Mosaic face bead
Roman period
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 white border.
Intact, good condition.
Height 5 mm, diameter 11 mm.

For similar beads see:

- Metropolitan Museum # 52.11.10 for the same mosaic 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: 35-38
- M.Spaer. Ancient glass in the Israel Museum. Beads and other small objects, Jerusalem, 2001, p. 124: 208