ROMAN GLASS FRAGMENTS IN SILVER POMEGRANATE EARRINGS
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c. 1st-3rd Century CE
Made from two fragments of a Roman blue glass vessel with natural iridescence. Set in modern sterling silver earrings in the shape of pomegranates.
Diameter: .6 inches (1.5 cm)
Certificate of Authenticity, olive wood display box and free shipping included.
A precious commodity in the ancient world, glass was prized for its resemblance to crystal as well as its other aesthetic qualities.
The iridescence present on this example is the result of a series of chemical reactions between the glass and the environment in which it was buried for several centuries.
“Neither gold nor crystal can compare with it, nor can it be had for jewels or gold.” (Job 28:17)