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Parthian Glass

Charms and pendants

PDC 23118

Charms and pendants
Gilan Province. 1st-3rd century. Private collection, Tokyo.
The flat beads in the lower row are "eyes" for warding off evil spirits and are pierced so that they can be strung. The pendants in the upper row represent a waterfowl and two dolphins.
 - Shinji Fukai, Persian Glass (New York: Weatherhill, 1977), plate no. 56
 - Photo by Bin Takahashi


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