Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

EGYPT FRUIT-SHAPED GLASS BEADS

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on December 27, 2019

FRUIT-SHAPED GLASS BEADS of Hans van Rossum

Date: 18th Dynasty, ca. 1348-1332 BCE | Egypt – Tell El – Amarna  Size: ↑ 23.4 & 23.1 mm| Weight 12 g

 

Technique: Pressed into a mold, tooled

Condition: Intact

Description: Opaque white glass for the body and emerald green glass for the leaf.  Shape of the fruit probably in the form of an Egyptian mulberry.

 

Remarks: These early glass fruit-shaped pendants from Tell el Amarna are exceedingly rare.

Provenance: Ex collection Jacob Levy, Tel Aviv

Published: Archaeological Center Tel Aviv, auction 67, 17 October lot 408

Reference: No parallels could be found

Attention: Can somebody tell me more about these very early glass-items?

Please let me know: hrossum@gmail.com I will be very happy with it.

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