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Phoenician Sand Core Glass Bead Set in Pendant - FJ.1030
Origin: Lebanon (Byblos)
Circa: 600 BC to 400 BC

Collection: Classical Antiquities
Medium: Glass, Gold


Additional Information: This glass bead is set in an 18 karat gold pendant.
$1,600.00
Location: United States
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This glass bead, enriched with beautiful polychrome decoration and surface iridescence, is typical of the sand-core decoration of the Phoenician people, once situated on the Levantine coast. With the local sand proving itself to be particularly adept for the production of such decoration the object would be moulded by dipping a core of mud and sand into melted glass, and then the surface of the glass would dragged downwards with a metal rod to produce the coloured pattern effect – a technique perfected by the Phoenicians before the invention of glass-blowing in the Roman period. This ancient bead has been given a new lease of life and thoroughly modernised by its being set in an 18 karat gold pendant, making it a striking piece of contemporary jewellery. - (FJ.1030)

 

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