Near East, Holy Land, late Byzantine Empire, ca. 14th to 15th century CE. A trio of gorgeous and wearable bracelets, one made from golden-brown glass, and the other two from pale yellow-green glass. The golden-brown bracelet has canes of vermilion, yellow, olive-green, and black glass overlaid within twin borders of densely-segmented borders. The yellow-green bracelets are also overlaid with canes of colored glass, one with green and yellow and the other with green, yellow, and red, each set within dense borders of green and yellow glass. Size of largest (golden-brown): 3.125" Diameter (7.9 cm); size (wrist opening): 2.625" H (6.7 cm).
Provenance: private Davis collection, Houston, Texas, USA; ex-Gerhard Hirsch Nachfolger Auction 286 - Objects (February 5-8, 2013, parts of lots 753, 755, and 756); ex-private Bavarian collection
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Wearable as shown. All items have minor abrasions, fading to coloration, and some darkening, otherwise intact and very good. Light earthen deposits throughout.