1 October 2014
A GREEK RIBBON-BAND GLASS BEAD NECKLACE
LATE HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.
Comprising of five biconical and five barrel-shaped beads, interspersed with gold glass spherical beads, with central scaraboid ribbon-band glass bead with gold, with a modern hook-and-loop closure
21½ in. (54.7 cm.) long
PMW collection, Bournemouth, circa 1982.
London art market, November 1998.
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For similar cf. M. Spaer, Ancient Glass in the Israel Museum, Beads and Other Small Objects, Jerusalem, 2001, p. 109, no. 156, pl. 12.
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