Large Phoenician Glass Eye Bead

Culture: Phoenician
Period: 4th-3rd century B.C.
Material: Glass
Dimensions: 3 cm x 3 cm
Price: 3 800 Euro
Ref: 6527
Provenance: French collection H. A., Paris, acquired between 1980 and 2000.
Condition: Intact
Description: Extraordinarily large and finely worked out Phoenician eye bead of opaque turquoise glass. Around the tubular body seven finely worked out glass beads are applied. The eyes consist of blue glass spheres which are framed by brown and white circles. Above and below the eyes yellow and white glass spheres are applied. Probably from Carthage.