29 April 2010,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,500
GBP 1,200 - GBP 1,500
A PHOENICIAN GLASS HORNED EYE BEAD
CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.
Composed of six protruding opaque blue and white eyes, 5/8 in. (1.5 cm.) high; ten other beads including an brown and white glass eye bead imitating agate, ¾ in. (2 cm.) wide; a group of Phoenician eye beads; and three large opaque dark blue beads with opaque white and yellow marvered trails, 1 1/8 in. (3 cm.) diam. max., mid-1st millennium B.C. to 7th Century A.D. and later (12)
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