Cast pendant bead

Unknownabout 14th century B.C.

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

Pendant glass bead, part of a double-wire necklace consisting of twelve symmetrical beads. Rectangular relief plaque with motif of an ivy leaf with a double internal row of decorative granules. The upper and lower ends have a raised horizontal ridged section, and are pierced on each side to be threaded onto the necklace. Similar glass beads were intended to imitate gold jewelry.

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  • Title: Cast pendant bead
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: about 14th century B.C.
  • Location Created: Greece
  • Physical Dimensions: L: 2.5 – 4 cm
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Glass
  • Source Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California
  • Object Type: Bead
  • Object Status: Permanent Collection
  • Number: 2003.214.17
  • Display Location: Currently on view at: Getty Villa, Gallery 101E, Glass
  • Department: Antiquities
  • Culture: Greek (Mycenaean)
  • Classification: Jewelry


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