London, South Kensington
28 April 2004
A LARGE 'PHOENICIAN' BLUE AND WHITE GLASS 'EYE' BEAD
CIRCA 5TH-4TH CENTURY B.C.
Comprising a truncated spherical bead with six protruding blue and white 'eyes'
1 1/8 in. (2.8 cm.) high
Acquired in the 1950s.
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