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An Early Islamic Trail Decorated Glass Bead 7th-9th Century AD

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Seller: clioantiquities (144) 100%, Location: Wilmington, North Carolina, Ships to: US, Item: 132013384836 CULTURE / REGION OF ORIGIN: Egypt or the Near East, Early Islamic (Umayyad Period) DATE: 7th-9th Century AD DIMENSIONS: 2.4 cm (0.94 in.) DESCRIPTION: Intact. A barrel shaped Islamic glass bead formed of very dark glass, appearing black, with a trail of bright yellow glass wound seven times around and then dragged with a tool lengthwise to create a feathered effect. Very well preserved color and texture with minimal surface wear. Intact and wearable. PROVENANCE: Formerly in a Canadian private collection. COMPARISONS: See Maud Spaer, Ancient Glass in the Israel Museum, Beads and Other Small Objects, catalog #176 for a very similar example.

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