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Mosaic bead

Sales price $1,200.00
Roman mosaic glass bead MSA54Roman mosaic glass bead MSA54
Roman mosaic glass bead MSA54Roman mosaic glass bead MSA54
Description

54MSA
Roman mosaic bead
Date: 1-2 century
Mosaic glass

Barrel shaped bead's matrix is formed by folding a premanufactured mosaic strip over a rod. Central band is composed of two mirrored  rows of "running waves".
Intact, good condition.
Height 16 mm, diameter 14 mm

For similar beads see:
- 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. 207: 284
- M.Spaer. Ancient glass in the Israel Museum. Beads and other small objects, Jerusalem, 2001, p.123: 203
- Alexeeva E.M. Antichniye busi severnogo prichernomoriya, Academy of Science, Moscow, 1982, table 48:23