Bead from a necklace - ROM2005_4056_3

ROM2005_4056_3

Bead from a necklace

Medium:Mould-made glass paste
Geography: Greece
Date: about 1425-1150 BC
Period: Bronze Age Aegean Late Helladic III (Mycenaean) period
Object number: 2003.38.1.1
Credit Line: Gift of Louise Hawley Stone Charitable Trust
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of the Bronze Age Aegean
DescriptionThis necklace consists of volute, lozenge, and triangular shaped beads decorated with petalled rosettes. Originally blue, these beads have weathered to white. Perhaps meant to imitate blue lapis lazuli these beads represent some of the earliest examples of glass making in Europe.
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