6 December 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 27,400
Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000
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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