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Parthian Glass

Rings and earring

PDC 23115

Rings and earring
Gilan Province. 1st-3rd century. Private collection, Tokyo.
The rings in the upper row are made of copper and have flat-surfaced glass settings decorated with human or animal motifs. The ring on the far left in the lower row is made entirely of glass, and the flat-surfaced setting is embellished with a piece of vermilion glass paste. The earring at the far right in the lower row is decorated with a round, dark blue bead.
 - Shinji Fukai, Persian Glass (New York: Weatherhill, 1977), plate no. 53
 - Photo by Bin Takahashi


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