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String of Beads

A work made of glass.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of glass.

Date:

4th-5th century

Artist:

Roman or Byzantine; Egypt

About this artwork

Perhaps used for personal adornment or decoration within the home, these beads are individually patterned with black stripes. It is possible that the abstract shapes had a symbolic or protective meaning in addition to providing a pleasing design.

On View

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium, Gallery 153

Culture

Ancient Roman

Title

String of Beads

Origin

Egypt

Date

301 CE–500 CE

Medium

Glass

Dimensions

L. 102.2 cm (40 1/4 in.); average diam. 1.6 cm (5/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Getty and Charles L. Hutchinson

Reference Number

1894.590

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