This is a fabulous bead that came from Rita's purchase of an entire collection of ancient glass beads from a collector in Syria in 1993. Rita traveled to Syria on her own and met the collector. This bead was never sold as the original photo did not show it in its beautiful entirety!
In the old photo which is still in the listing, it is on the upper right.
Excellent condition. Black with yellow trailed design. 20mm diameter by 14mm hole to hole.
Circa 800-1000 A.D.
Ancient Glass Item 007a