London, South Kensington
28 April 2009
A LARGE PHOENICIAN GLASS 'EYE' BEAD
CIRCA 5TH-4TH CENTURY B.C.
The cylindrical bead with turquoise ground, two rows of protruding yellow and white dots at top and lower edges, a band of five protruding blue ringed 'eyes' around the centre
1 1/8 in. (3 cm.) high
Acquired on the French art market in the early 1980s.
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Cf. S. Moscati (ed.), The Phoenicians, Milan, 1988, p. 489, for similar.
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