Thirty-one Phoenician and Roman beads (eye beads, face beads etc) 31
Lot 191
Thirty-one Phoenician and Roman glass beads 31
£4,000 - 6,000
US$ 6,500 - 9,700

Lot Details
Thirty-one Phoenician and Roman glass beads
Circa 4th Century B.C. - 1st Century A.D.
Including nine Phoenician eye beads, seven with typical blue and white eyes in blue, pale blue and yellow matrix, one with yellow and black eyes and applied white and yellow beads on black matrix and another with red and blue eyes in pale blue matrix, circa 4th-3rd Century B.C., 5mm-18mm diam; two Roman face beads and a small discoid face bead, two beads with bands of waves, three beads with a band of rosettes, one with a band of geometric pattern and three others, two flat ovoid beads, one with gold banding and the other with yellow spirals in translucent green matrix, and three translucent blue glass beads, one in the shape of a bunch of grapes and two with diagonal ribbing, and five other beads, circa 1st Century B.C./A.D., 7mm-23mm long (31)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Acquired from Lennox Gallery, London, in 1998.
    R. Bussey Collection, UK, circa 1969.
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