Silver and Roman Glass Necklace. Chancel Screen. Adaptation. Byzantine Period 1st-6th Century CE

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Silver and Roman Glass Necklace. Chancel Screen. Adaptation. Byzantine Period 1st-6th Century CE
Silver and Roman Glass Necklace. Chancel Screen. Adaptation. Byzantine Period 1st-6th Century CE
Details

925 Sterling silver with Roman glass

Diameter of pendant: 1.2" / 3 cm

Length of chain: 17" / 44 cm

Note: To preserve patina do not allow glass to come in contact with water.   

This fantastic and luxurious necklace will bring oohs and aahs from admiring friends!  Set inside a large ornate sterling silver pomegranate is a large round piece of genuine ancient Roman glass.  The pendant hangs from a superb hollow sterling silver snake chain.

Adorned with central crosses encircled by wreaths and ivy tendrils, ancient marble slabs were found in many sites from Beth Shean to Nessana.  They belonged to chancel screens which adorned churches and synagogues alike during the Byzantine period.

The shard of genuine ancient Roman glass in this piece originate form fragments of glass vessels discovered in Israel, in the vicinity of the Mediterranean Sea shore.  The finely wrought glass bottles and jars, dated 1st - 6th century C.E., were created in ancient Israel by craftsmen working with a blow-pipe at the glass furnace.  Over the centuries these glass vessels gained additional charm from the iridescent coloring caused by the weathering of the glass.

This item comes with a certificate of authenticity from the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Enclosed is a short description of its historical background in English and Hebrew.

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