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    Sale 1914

    Ancient Jewelry

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 426

    A ROMAN GLASS MOSAIC BEAD NECKLACE

    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN GLASS MOSAIC BEAD NECKLACE
    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
    Composed of thirty-two beads in bright colors, spherical, disk-shaped, rectangular and drop-shaped, seventeen with faces, three encircled by lotus flowers, two with petalled flowers, two with Nilotic birds in profile, one millefiori bead, and eight with geometric designs, on a green, white, red or blue ground, interspersed with rectangular opaque orange glass beads and small, spherical blue and white millefiori beads; strung with a modern hook-and-loop closure
    32 1/8 in. (82 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    London Art Market, 1993.