• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 335

    A PHOENICIAN GLASS HORNED EYE BEAD

    CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PHOENICIAN GLASS HORNED EYE BEAD
    CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.
    Composed of six protruding opaque blue and white eyes, 5/8 in. (1.5 cm.) high; ten other beads including an brown and white glass eye bead imitating agate, ¾ in. (2 cm.) wide; a group of Phoenician eye beads; and three large opaque dark blue beads with opaque white and yellow marvered trails, 1 1/8 in. (3 cm.) diam. max., mid-1st millennium B.C. to 7th Century A.D. and later (12)


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    Provenance

    French private collection, 1950s.