A Short Strand of Small Blue Ancient Islamic Period Beads 0747



On offer are blue ancient glass beads sourced in Mali. Excavated in the areas of D'Jenne and Gao, these beads are stunning in their beauty. They are dated to Islamic Period, between 8th and 12th century AD. The listing is for ONE strand. There are 10 beads per strand.

Strand A: Ten 11-13mm beads, 2 of them green

Strand B: Eleven blue beads 8.5-14.5mm graduated beads

Strand C: Ten 11-12mm blue beads

Strand D: Seventeen (17) 8-13mm blue and teal beads

The beads are ancient and are somewhat irregular in shape. Every bead is unique. They are in good to fair ancient condition, some showing chips, nicks, and minor cracks that do not impact the integrity of the beads. A few beads have eyes, but most are without eyes, Some eyes show substantial wear appropriate for the age. Please see the photos for detail.

Weights and sizes are approximate.

IMPORTANT NOTE. In the world of beads, and especially ancient and antique beads, errors in identification are common. We do our best to research and classify our beads accurately, however mistakes are certainly possible. If you are a bead expert and notice any errors in description, we invite you to please contact us and let us know. We are always grateful for any new information. We also accept returns no questions asked. See our Return Policy for detail.

COLORS: Our photos are taken in different lighting in an attempt to show how beads look in different lighting conditions. We make every effort to show colors as accurately as possible. The white background photos are taken in daylight conditions. The black background photos are taken in the strong lab light, and would be representative of what they would look like in the evening electric light. Some of the photos are backlit to emphasize their translucency. Note that monitor settings strongly affect the way the colors look. What you see on your monitor may differ from what you see with a naked eye depending on your monitor settings.

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