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Heart bead

Sales price $125.00
Ancient Hellenistic monochrome glass beadAncient Hellenistic monochrome glass bead 137MA
Ancient Hellenistic monochrome glass beadAncient Hellenistic monochrome glass bead
Description

137MA
Heart- shaped bead
Rhodos
Date: 2-1 century BC
Monochrome glass

Heart-shaped flattened form. Transparent pale greenish glass.
Intact, good condition, iridescent glass.
Height 20 mm, 17 mm x 4 mm

During the excavation of an ancient house in the city of Rhodes (1966-1967), a large amount of debris from a glass factory was recovered. The main production was evidently devoted to bead-making. Thousands of beads were discovered and the similar beads were among them. See full report in:
- G. D. Weinberg, “Glass Manufacture in Hellenistic Rhodes,” Archaiologikon Deltion 24 (1969), pp. 143-151, pl. 76
For similar published examples see also:
- Ve´ronique 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.226 #303, p. 218: #298-25
- Alexeeva E.M. Antichniye busi severnogo prichernomoriya, Academy of Science, Moscow, 1978, table 33: 72.