"Lamp wound glass beads"
Re: Pompeii Beads, Amulets and Ornaments Excavated -- AnneLFG Post Reply Edit Forum Where am I?
Posted by: Beadman Post Reply
08/14/2019, 15:57:25

Lampworking is a technique that was developed at Venice in the mid-to-late 15th C. Any "lamp work beads from antiquity" are most-likely trade bead intrusions—as has happened fairly often.

But in this instance, here's my reply, posted at FaceBook, to the notice of these Pompeian beads also seen there today:

This is such typical lurid phrasing, to draw attention. "Sorcerer" indeed (not). A collection of beads and ornaments—something that is a worldwide phenomenon, is now a "mysterious arsenal of charms." What is mysterious about this? JDA.

I can recognize and identify several beads in this "collection."

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