String of Beads

A work made of glass.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of glass.

Date:

4th/5th century AD

Artist:

Roman or Byzantine; Egypt

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.

On View

Ancient and Byzantine Art, Gallery 153

Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

String of Beads

Origin

Egypt

Date

301 AD–500 AD

Medium

Glass

Dimensions

L. 102.2 cm (40 1/4 in.); average diam. 1.6 cm (5/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Getty and Charles L. Hutchinson

Reference Number

1894.590

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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