Glass compound eye bead

Greek, Eastern Mediterranean

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

Semi-opaque turquoise blue ground; additions in opaque white and translucent cobalt blue.
Squat spherical shape with rounded ends to large vertical hole.
Staggered pattern of six white disks, each with rosette of seven eyes in white and blue, but with one disks having only six eyes.
Intact; dulling, some pitting, and faint creamy iridescent weathering.

Sea blue bead with yellow spots, in which are groups of blue spots.

Glass compound eye bead, Glass, Greek, Eastern Mediterranean

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