Glass bead


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

Translucent deep blue green; blobs or crumbs in opaque white, red, yellow, and grey blue.
Flattened doughnut shape; off-center vertical hole, larger on one side than the other.
Numerous blobs of varying sizes applied randomly over entire surface, most marvered but a few in relief.
Intact, except for one chip in edge of hole; pitting of some blobs, dulling, and small patches of creamy weathering.

Glass bead, Glass, Roman

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