Two small eye-beads, Egyptian, c 100-300 AD.

Made:
100-300 CE

Two small Egyptian eye-beads, c. 100-300 AD. Egyptian glass is amongst the finest of the ancient world. Glass was a highly favoured luxury material but was only produced in small quantities until about 400 BC. Glass then became popular among the rich in Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt.

Details

Category:
Glass Technology
Object Number:
1968-9 Pt1
type:
beads
credit:
British Museum (Dept. of Egyptian Antiquities)
status:
Permanent collection

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