Necklace in glass paste, composed by 46 irregular beads

1,000 د.إ د.إ

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NECKLACE IN GLASS PASTE, COMPOSED BY 46 IRREGULAR BEADS

This necklace is assembled from glass paste beads of various shapes: spherical elements, slightly flattened spherical elements; spherical blobs with flat faces; ovoids. These alternate with other pieces decorated with a slightly raised white eye.

Beads of polychrome glass paste are typical of the Imperial age broadly, making it difficult to establish a date for this necklace absent chronological data furnished by archaeological excavation. Such beads were often incorporated into necklaces and bracelets along with precious metals. They frequently were made to imitate more valuable jewelry made of gemstones, beads, and gold.
Indeed, the shapes of some of these glass paste beads evoke precious stones: the green bead evokes an emerald; a blue bead reminds us of the sapphire.

The wide dispersion of jewelry in glass paste during the first century CE suggests a similar date for these examples.

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