A Greco-Roman Ribbon-Band Glass Bead, Late Hellenistic Period, ca. 1st century BCE
Regular price$795 USD
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The long, barrel-shaped bead with nine color layers of light blue, white, black, yellow, dark green, light green, brown, maroon, and red.
Condition: There is heavy surface wear to the surface resulting in pitting and uppermost layer loss in one area, loss to both terminal areas indicating signs of wear. The bead maintains traces of iridescence and bright contrasts colors. Despite the damage, overall it is still in good condition and a most striking example.
Dimensions: Length: 1.45 inches (2.9 cm)
Provenance: Greenwich, Connecticut private collection, acquired Black Rock Galleries, reference number # 130236 (part).
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