Late Roman and Early Islamic Glass and Gold Beads

strung as a necklace with an 18-karat gold S-hook clasp

3rd - 13th Centuries AD

Length: 63.5 cm. (25 in.)

#6881

ex: private American collection, before 1979

Comparandum: Liu, Robert ; A Universal Aesthetic. Collectible Beads (Vista, 1995) Dubin, Lois Sherr ; The History of Beads (New York, 1987)