London, South Kensington
26 April 2012
SEVEN MYCENAEAN BLUE GLASS BEADS
CIRCA 1400-1200 B.C.
Four decorated in relief with two spirals with ribbed bands inbetween, pierced for attachment through the ribbed bands; one with three spirals with ribbed bands inbetween, pierced at lower edge; one with stylised foliate motif, pierced along top edge; and another with wave pattern with dotted edges, pierced at lower edge
1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm.) long max. (7)
with Gawain McKinley, prior to 1995.
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Cf. M. Spaer, Ancient Glass in the Israel Museum: Beads and Other Small Objects, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2001, pp. 71-72, nos 32-39 for similar.
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