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Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on October 14, 2012

SET OF TWO ROMAN BRACELETS of Joop van der Groen

Set of two Roman glass bracelets

Set of two Roman glass bracelets

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

Technique: Tooled.
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.
Condition: Intact.
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.

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