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Lot 0034B
Roman, Imperial period, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. A beautiful necklace composed of ancient beads made from stone, shell, and glass on a modern cord with a modern finding. Fourteen round glass beads of varying colors - yellow, blue, pink, and green - surround a beautiful quartzite pendant of triangular, bell-shaped form. Dozens of dark red glass and white shell seed beads compose the rest of the necklace. The contrasting colors form a fascinating color palette. Size of pendant: 0.65" W x 0.75" H (1.7 cm x 1.9 cm); length of strand: 23.5" L (59.7 cm)

Provenance: private Houston, Texas, USA collection

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Attractive patina on ancient glass that is pearlescent in some areas. The stone beads have some small chips and nicks commensurate with age. Modern cord and findings.

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Necklace w/ Roman Glass, Stone, and Shell Beads

Estimate $1,000 - $1,500Jul 19, 2018