Pre-Roman designs incorporated decorative techniques of bumps, eyes, feathering and furrowing. Flame-worked glass.
In the Ancient World there were a rich variety of glass beads that made up broaches, bracelets, pendants, earrings, hairpieces or anklets. They were a symbol of wealth and opulence: Objects of prestige and protection.
Monochrome cylindrical glass bead with ivory thread detail.
and cylindrical glass bead with multicoloured parallel thread detail.
Size: 1.5 x 2cm approx and 1 x 3.5cm approx.