Eye beads

Sales price $450.00
Byzantine-Islamic glass necklace 224NM
Byzantine-Islamic glass necklace 224NMByzantine-Islamic glass eye and monochrome beads necklace 224NM

Eye-beads necklace
Byzantine or Islamic
7-9 century AD
Eastern Mediterranean, Middle East, Black Sea

Composed of 23 turquoise color glass eye beads, mostly globular and several 14-faceted. Interspersed with transparent light blue glass beads with 14-faceted.
All beads are intact with some eyes missing. 

Largest bead: D. 14 mm x H. 13 mm 
Necklace is 19" ( 48.3 cm) long

For published examples see:

-  V.Kovalevskaya, Komputernaya obrabotka massovogo arhaeologicheskogo materiala is rannesrednevekovih pamyatnikov Evrasii, Moscow, 2000, p.42, p.91 #156
-  A.Panini, Middle Eastern and Venetian Glass Beads, Skira, 2007, p. 97, p. 125
-  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. 203 #275 .