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Ancient Glass Beads

Unknown600-100 BC

Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass

Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass

The origin of these beads is unknown, but they are thought to have come from a Middle Eastern territory. The glass patterned beads are made of millefiori canes or mosaic cane patterns used in glass in Ancient Egypt, the Roman Empire and the Islamic world.

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  • Title: Ancient Glass Beads
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: 600-100 BC
  • Location: possibly Ancient Egypt
  • Physical Dimensions: h39.5 x w1.37 cm, largest bead: h1.21 x w1.37 cm
  • Type: Beaded Necklace
  • External Link: Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass
  • Medium: Glass millefiori beads, pink quartz and gold
  • Object ID: PW 1958.227.227
  • Credit Line: Bequest of Evangeline H. Bergstrom

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