Problematic Bead with Human (?) Figure
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Posted by: Karlis Post Reply
08/04/2020, 12:04:07

A friend sent me these images of a glass bead uncovered during the excavation of a basement in Vienna. It was found with material dating from the 18th-19th C but looks much more modern and could have fallen in from a much later layer above.

The bead is 2.2 cm long and 1.8 cm wide. It is furnace wound. The applied orange blob exhibits what looks like a human being or demon(?). My feeling is that it is 20th C and came from somewhere in SE or South Asia.

Has anyone seen anything similar and knows its origin?

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