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Glass mosaic and rock crystal beads

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman, Eastern Mediterranean
Medium:
Glass, rock crystal, gold (?)
Dimensions:
Other: 12 1/4 in. (31.1 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Smith Fund, 1913
Accession Number:
13.198.7
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The glass beads are decorated with faces or busts, either four or five to each bead, and sometimes separated by geometric or floral designs.
Said to be from near Emesa (modern Homs), Syria

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1914. "Department of Classical Art Accessions of 1913: Jewelry and Glass." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 9 (12): p. 259.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1914. "Department of Classical Art Accessions 1913." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 9 (3): p. 65.

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