**Originally Listed At $350**
Roman and Ancient Near East, Imperial through early Islamic periods, ca. 200 to 900 CE. A beautiful collection of two strands comprised of dozens of Roman and Islamic beads formed from colorful faience, glass, and stone. The smaller strand boasts 32 beads of vibrant hues, and in the center hangs a fossilized ammonite pendant. The larger strand has 78 strung beads of dramatic and stylistically varied compositions, with a central glass disc pendant, and a singular bead used as a knot anchor near the terminals. Size (largest): 30" L (76.2 cm); size (smallest): 11" L (27.9 cm); size of largest bead (ammonite): 1.25" W (3.2 cm).
Provenance: private Dallas, Texas, USA collection; purchased by the late parents of the consignor, while they were stationed at the American Embassy in Athens from 1950-1958
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Strung in modern times. Small nicks and abrasions to some beads, with fading to original coloration, and light encrustations. Light earthen deposits throughout, and nice iridescence on some glass beads.