Romano-Egyptian Glass Bead with Faces

GBP 1,200.00

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Object Description

A Romano-Egyptian round fused glass bead, pierced longitudinally for suspension. The red body of the bead is adorned with a central horizontal band of geometric patterns. Darker red squares featuring three small stylised faces, facing forward, framed by dark hair which alternate with squares divided into four triangles of black, red yellow, and blue. The shapes are thinly outlined in white glass.

Object History

Ex E.M. London collection, 1970-2000s by descent

Object Condition

Good condition, slight chipping to the bead including the light blue section and around the perforation. Repair to the body

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:1.4 x x D:1.5 centimeters
  • year
    Circa 1st century BC - 1st century AD

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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