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#1682

 

Large collar with ancient

paste glass flask as centerpiece - it is of middle eastern origin circa 10th century c.e. and has a repetitive eye design.  Also included are many ancient glass beads and small ancient gold ornaments. The modern 22k gold foil beads are from India.

Notes:

 

Archeological evidence points to the invention of mosaic-glass beads in western Asia, which reappeared in Egypt and Syria only after the fourth century b.c.e.*

*The History of Beads by Lois Sherr Dubin