London, South Kensington
26 April 2012
TWENTY-FOUR EGYPTIAN MOSAIC GLASS SPINDLE WHORLS AND BEADS
PTOLEMAIC-ROMAN PERIOD, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D.
Comprising mosaic glass spindle whorls; fragmentary beads; and mosaic glass discs and fragments
1¾ in. (4.5 cm.) diam. max. (24)
The Groppi Collection, Switzerland; acquired in the 1920s-1940s.
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