Glass mosaic face bead

Roman, Egyptian

Not on view

Semi-opaque grayish green; details in opaque white, yellow, and red, and translucent blue and deep purple, appearing black.
Spherical with vertical large hole.
Around center of bead, three mosaic sections arranged horizontally, comprising three female faces flanked by large vertical stripes; each face framed by wavy hair, with almond-shaped eyes, eyebrows, nose, slit mouth with red lips, and round chin; on her hair a diadem in white with red flashes and a central yellow crest.
Broken on one side with area of fill surrounded by cracks; dulling and slight pitting.

Glass mosaic face bead, Glass, Roman, Egyptian

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