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Roman Glass Trail Decorated Pendant Bead, 3rd - 4th Century AD

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Seller: clioantiquities (144) 100%, Location: Wilmington, North Carolina, Ships to: US, Item: 132015696788 CULTURE / REGION OF ORIGIN: Middle to Late Roman Period, Eastern MediterraneanDATE: 3rd to 4th Century ADDIMENSIONS: 1.78 cm (0.7 in.) longDESCRIPTION: A barrel shaped glass pendant bead formed of very dark glass, appearing black, with very thin trails of yellow glass wound at least twelve times around the horizontally oriented body. The suspension loop was made and attached separately, after the trailing was applied. Both ends of the body are open. Overalvery well preserved color and texture but with some segments of the yellow trail now detached, and slight chipping to one end of the bead. Wearable.PROVENANCE: Formerly in a Canadian private collection.COMPARISONS: See Maud Spaer, "Ancient Glass in the Israel Museum, Beads and Other Small Objects", catalog #173 for a very similar example, illustrated on plate 13. Material: Glass, Provenance: Formerly in a Canadian private collection.

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