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Early Islamic Ancient Glass Bead Strand, Mixed and Varied Beads - Rita Okrent Collection (AG111p)

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25 inch Strand of Islamic Blue Glass Beads in mixed bicone, tube and round bead shapes with a few antique glass beads included too.

Most beads on this strand est. circa 1200-1600 with a few from the 1800's.

Nice shapes and gorgeous hues for designing your jewels.

Discovered in Mali. Possibly originally made in Egypt which has a long history of glass bead production. Beads were used for trade throughout the region for travelers visiting Timbuktu etc.

This strand contains 45 beads. Some variation in size from 10-19mm length and up to 6-11mm diameter. One bead chipped. Two with eyes.

Wear commensurate with age.

 

Ancient Glass Item 111p

 

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