Two Phoenician core-formed glass amulets  Circa 6th-3rd Centuries B.C. (21)
Lot 142
Two Phoenician core-formed glass amulets, an inlay and 18 x beads, Circa 6th-3rd Centuries B.C. (21)
Sold for £940 (US$ 1,596) inc. premium
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Two Phoenician core-formed glass amulets
Circa 6th-3rd Centuries B.C.
One a grotesque head of triangular form in blue glass, with prominent brow and bulbous eyes, a loop at the back for suspension, details in opaque yellow and white, the surface covered in a milky iridescence, circa 6th-5th Century B.C., 19mm.; the other, of a baboon, its hands drawn up to its snout, in dark blue glass, with cylindrical body and a loop at the back for suspension, applied yellow on the base edge of the body, eyebrows and bulbous eyes, circa 4th-3rd Century B.C., 22mm. high; a Romano-Egyptian mosaic glass inlay fragment with the bust of a woman in white, with thick black hair, red lips, aubergine facial details, a thick band of blue outlining her jaw-line and a necklace in yellow, all set in a bright turquoise glass matrix, circa 3rd-1st Centuries A.D., 12mm. high and a collection of eighteen glass beads, including a red glass spherical 'eye' bead, the 'eye' surrounded by blue and white with a clear glass centre covering gold leaf, 18mm., an ovoid bead in similar technique in blue glass, 23mm., one eye damaged to reveal the gold beneath, five mosaic spherical glass beads mainly of green, red and yellow some with black and white and ten other beads of various forms and techniques, circa 2nd Century B.C. - 4th Century A.D. (21)

Footnotes

  • Literature:
    For the first item cf. Sidney M. Goldstein, Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, (Corning, New York 1979), pp.109-110, nos 216-218 and for the second item, pp.113-114, nos.229-230.
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