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Phoenecian Sand-Core Glass Bead Set in Pendant - FJ.0985
Origin: Lebanon (Sidon)
Circa: 600 BC to 400 BC

Collection: Glass Pendant
Medium: Glass, Gold

Additional Information: SOLD
Location: United States
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Archaeological evidence suggests that the ancient Levant was one of the first places in the world to produce glass, beginning in the mid- second millennium B.C. This bead, in the rich deep-blue colour popular amongst the classical- era Phoenicians was moulded by dipping a core of mud and sand into melted glass, for glass- blowing was not introduced until the Roman period. It represents a fine example of the glass worker’s skill from the cradle of glass making. Made in the form of a bead, it has been beautifully placed in a modern gold setting to become a pendant. - (FJ.0985)


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