MOSAIC ROMAN GLASS BEAD WITH FLOWER
MOSAIC ROMAN GLASS BEAD WITH FLOWER of Hans van Rossum
Size↑0.3 cm | ø 0.9 cm
Origin: Presumably from Alexandria, Egypt Ptolemaic
Date: – early Roman Period, end of the 3rd century BC- 1st century AD.
Description: Almost circular mosaic bead of moss green glass exhibits a central rosette of white glass embedded in a field of black glass, encircled with a line of white glass and surrounded by fifteen oval spots of white glass. The surfaces are glossy, suggesting that they were polished. Perforated to be strung. In a very good condition.
Reference: Reflections on Ancient Glass from the Borowski Collection, R.S. Bianchi (ed) no. EG – 28e