Christie's Special Exhibition Gallery
7 December 2011
A MEDITERRANEAN GLASS TRIPLE-FACE BEAD
CARTHAGINIAN OR SYRO-PALESTINIAN, CIRCA LATE 5TH-2ND CENTURY B.C.
Rod-formed, opaque pale blue in color, cylindrical in form with three faces, each opaque white, with stratified eyes of blue-on-white-on-blue, straight blue eye brows, and white ears with yellow blob ornament above and below, the lips yellow, the faces framed above and below by bands of opaque white protruding knobs, a band of opaque yellow protruding knobs above
1½ in. (3.8 cm.) high
with Antiquarium, New York, 1990.
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For a similar example see no. 224, p. 111 in Goldstein, Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass.
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