London, South Kensington
26 April 2012
TWENTY MAINLY EGYPTIAN CORE-FORMED AND MOSAIC GLASS BEADS
PTOLEMAIC PERIOD-ROMAN PERIOD, CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.-4TH CENTURY A.D.
Comprising three opaque red barrel-shaped beads with white feather pattern; another yellow with dark blue scroll decoration; a lentoid-shaped green mosaic glass eye bead; an octagonal bead; a crescent-shaped inlay; and 13 other beads, bead fragments and a cane
1 3/8 in. (3.4 cm.) long max. (20)
The Groppi Collection, Switzerland; acquired in the 1920s-1940s.
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