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Posted by: Napoleone Post Reply
09/02/2022, 05:56:42

Putting order in my collection I found this bead I bought about twenty years ago in a flea market in Italy. The vendor told me he found it in Afghanistan, but I couldn't say. It is clearly compressed, 23mm "high", 18mm large and 9 mm thick. Perforation on the upper end is flattened, with a maximum width of 6 mm; on the opposite end it is round, 4mm large. all the surface is completely ornamented with "longitudinal" ribs, so I think it was flattened after having impressed ribs. Does anyone have an idea about the area of production?
Giorgio

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Herat?
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Posted by: Beadman Post Reply
09/02/2022, 19:06:12

The only local source for Afghan glass beads that I know of was Herat.

This bead would be a departure from any Herat beads I have documented. But they did produce furnace-wound glass beads.

Jamey



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Re: Herat?
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Posted by: Napoleone Post Reply
09/04/2022, 13:18:05

Thank you Jamey for your suggestion; indeed, I know just monochrome beads from Herat, mostly cobalt blue like these, which I like so much. Giorgio

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They also made black beads with white spots.
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09/04/2022, 19:22:17



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