Bead with figure of a goddes (Aphrodite Anadyomene?)

Ptolemaic or Roman Period

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 134

Gold glass beads were a Hellenistic development. They were created by combining drawn tubes of colorless glass with gold foil. The earliest examples were finished bead by bead. These are all modern stringings; most ancient stringing patterns are lost as the string decays.

Bead with figure of a goddes (Aphrodite Anadyomene?), glass, gold foil

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