* A pair of Byzantine Glass Bead Earrings, ca. 4th century CE


$3,500 USD


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Spherical in form, each bead with three naturalistic faces depicting Medusa set in a blue/black and yellow matrix, pierced vertically for suspension.  Set as gold earrings in antique gold.

for related example see: Bianchi R. & Bernheimer M.; Reflections on Ancient Glass from the Borowski Collection, p. 148-149, nos. EG-34a-n, for parallels. 

Dimensions: Bead Length: 1 1/8  inches (2.9 cm), Total length: 1 1/2 inches (3.8 cm)

Condition: Intact and in excellent condition overall.

Provenance:  Private English collection, by descent.

Type: Archive