Ancient Glass Made into New Beads, Green Tubes


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  • Graduated strand of irregular tubular beads made form ancient green glass
  • Bead sizes range from 10x52mm to 16x12mm, each unique
  • 18-inch strand of ancient beads separated by matte seed beads
  • Often sold as Roman Glass, these are more likely Islamic Era (700-1000 AD) glass shards from bangles and tableware, that have recently been made into beads in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
  • The amount of labor and lapidary skill required to turn ancient glass into beads should not be underestimated. These beads carry not only history, but also artistry in addition to their visual appeal