String of 12 Eye Beads

Late Period–Ptolemaic Period

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 134

Mosaic glass beads had long been popular in Egypt. The period of large intercontinental empires beginning about 500 BC initiated a period of widespread trade of these small items. These are all modern stringings; most ancient stringing patterns are lost as the string decays.

String of 12 Eye Beads, Glass

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