About this artwork
Perhaps used for personal adornment or decoration within the home, these beads are individually patterned with black stripes. It is possible that the abstract shapes had a symbolic or protective meaning in addition to providing a pleasing design.
- Ancient Roman
- String of Beads
- 301 CE–500 CE
- L. 102.2 cm (40 1/4 in.); average diam. 1.6 cm (5/8 in.)
- Gift of Henry H. Getty and Charles L. Hutchinson