Roman Faceted Blue Glass Necklace

GBP 850.00

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Object Description

A restrung ancient Roman necklace composed of small glass faceted beads in a deep blue shade. Each bead is unique in shape, lustre and speckling, creating a mosaic like impression. At the centre, interspersed between the blue beads are four cylindrical gold beads, exhibiting granulation around the edges. Two rich turquoise translucent beads in the shape of a prism, drawing attention to the centre and enriching the piece. Such necklaces testify to the popularity of glass ornaments across the Roman Empire. The necklace is finished with a modern gold-plated S-shaped clasp.

Half Length: 28 cm

Date: 1st – 3rd Century AD

Object History

Ex SM collection, Israel, acquired 1970-1999

Object Condition

Fine condition, necklace has been restrung.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    H:55.5 centimeters

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James

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