A Rare Ancient "Morfia" Glass bead, Collectible Ancient Bead, Ancient Islamic Period Excavated Fused Rod Bead. 0354


This is a rare collectible ancient Islamic Period fused rod "Morfia" bead. Found in West Africa, it is believed to have likely originated from Fustat, Egypt, somewhere between the 8th and 11th centuries AD. The bead measures approximately 17x15mm, with about 5mm hole.

The bead is in good ancient condition. There is some minor pitting to the surface, and the bright colors are in places faded from age (please see the detailed images).

Weights and sizes are approximate.

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