• Etruria
  • 6th - 4th century B.C.
  • Gold and glass
Catalogue Entry

Consists of 25 eye beads and 16 gold pendants. Among the eye beads, there is one bead made of opaque blue glass with attached double layer concentric patterns in white and blue. The others are made of semi-translucent blue glass onto which round coils of white glass cord have been fired, and the blue glass of the body combines with this white cord glass to make the concentric pattern. All of the gold pendants are hollow, and their tips are either rounded, disk-shaped or squared cones, with the basic form decorated in small granular designs. This is a type of gold jewelry particular to Etruria.