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    Sale 7615

    Art of The Islamic And Indian Worlds

    7 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 18

    AN EARLY ISLAMIC LARGE MARVERED GLASS BEAD

    SYRIA OR EGYPT, 9TH CENTURY

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    AN EARLY ISLAMIC LARGE MARVERED GLASS BEAD
    SYRIA OR EGYPT, 9TH CENTURY
    Of spherical form, the body composed of swagged bands of cobalt-blue, yellow, light red and white glass, the white glass very pitted, drilled through centre
    1½in. (3.7cm.) high


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    Large spherical glass beads with mosaic glass decoration and also trailed decoration were found in Fustat, suggesting a 9th century date (George T. Scanlon and Ralph Pinder-Wilson, Fustat Glass of the Early Islamic Period, London, 2001, nos.47c, f and g, pp.118-122 and col.pl.iv).

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