SET OF TWO ROMAN GLASS BRACELETS
SET OF TWO ROMAN BRACELETS of Joop van der Groen
Roman Empire, Eastern Mediterranean │ 3rd century – 4th century AD
Size of each bracelet: ↑ 1,1 cm; Ø outside 8,4 cm. │ Weight of each bracelet: 32 gram
Description: Set of two identical bracelets of opaque lime green glass; top and underside of exterior an orange-red band; between these two bands twisted glass threads in the colors yellow and black. All sides of the bracelets (inside, outside, top and underside) flattened; the corners lightly rounded.
Remarks: In the antiquity the owner of a set of two identical bracelets wore one bracelets on each arm.
Provenance: 2009 Malter Galleries Encino, Los Angelos;
before 2009 Private Collection, Ventura County, California;
before in a Private Collection, Great Britain.
Published: Romeins glas uit particulier bezit (J. van der Groen & H. van Rossum, 2011).
Exhibited: Thermenmuseum Heerlen (NL), “Romeins Glas, geleend uit particulier bezit”,
29 April – 28 August 2011, exp. no. 258
Reference: Glas der Antike, Kestner-Museum Hannover (Ursula Liepmann, 1982), no. 166; A collection of Ancient Glass 500 BC – 500 AD (P.L.W. Arts, 2000), no. 57.