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Amber and Ancient Glass Beads - FJ.4654
Origin: The Holy Land
Circa: 600 BC to 200 AD

Collection: Biblical Antiquities
Medium: Amber-Glass


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$5,000.00
Location: United States
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Description
The beads date from the archaic, classical, Hellenistic and Roman eras.

Splendid necklace composed of genuine ancient amber beads and genuine ancient glass beads with an 18 karat gold clasp.

Amber and glass were two of the most prized ornaments in the ancient world. Amber, the fossilized resin of trees, was considered a magical substance, possessed of numerous curative powers. Amber traveled down trade routes from the north and was dispersed throughout the Mediterranean region. Its rich colors, ranging from honey yellow to deepest orange, make it especially flattering to the skin. Glass was first invented in the 2nd millennium B.C. and was popular as ornament for many centuries afterwards. The malleable properties of glass as well as its wide variety of colors made it especially sought after for jewelry in the Roman world. This glorious necklace combines amber in deep earthy tones with glass of similar hue. Bringing together ancient elements, first worn ages ago, this jewel creates a look that is absolutely up to the minute in its appeal.
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