A group of 4 Vintage Rare-Shaped "African amber" phenolic resin beads with metal caps from Morocco CRJP070


This group of 4 "African amber" phenolic resin beads from Morocco are of an unusual shape, flat on one side, and domed on the other. It appears that they may have been made from larger beads split in half, a long time ago, as there are remnants of old perforation channels on three of the four beads along the flat area. Two of the beads have perforation perpendicular to the flat surface, with old metal caps reinforcing both ends of the bead. The other two have perforation along the flat surface, and also another perforation in the perpendicular direction. These two have no metal caps, and one of them has a substantial (old) damaged area, which has been smoothed over the years and gives that bead a very interesting appearance. The photos are taken to clearly show any imperfections

The larghest, the best-preserved bead is 33x21x14mm, and the smallest is 25x19x15mm. The weight of the group is about 29g.

The listing is for a group of 4 beads.

Weights and sizes are approximate.

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