One of three blown glass beads, circular with central threadhole. Pink, orange and white trailed decoration on dark blue to black background.
1st Century BCE
H7 mm w W10 mm w D10 mm
History and use
Necklaces could be worn long enough to swing with the movement of the wearer, calling attention to the head and neck. Expert glassmakers had choice over colours and patterns, exploring the visual effects they could create using multi-coloured glass.