A Short Strand of Ancient Excavated Blue Glass Evil Eye Beads CRBM 10296


This listing is for a short strand of 9 ancient Islamic Period and Older translucent blue eye beads.  The beads are of a beautiful dark blue, some more translucent than others. Some are with a white equatorial line and white eyes with black centers, some just with black and white eyes, both dating to Islamic Period (8-12c. AD).  Several beads are the so-called stratified eye, with concentric white and black circles.  Those are usually dated to an earlier Roman period.

Excavated in the areas of D'Jenne and Gao in Mali and some in Mauritania, these beads are dated to Islamic Period, between the 8th and 12th century AD. A good reference for the history and excellent illustrations of these beads is a book by Augusto Panini "Middle Eastern and Venetian Glass Beads: Eighth to Twentieth Centuries" ISBN 9788861301641. 

Beads range from approximately 11mm to 16mm in diameter.

Weights and sizes are approximate.

Nicks, minor chips, and irregularities are expected in beads of this venerable age, but these are in an exceptionally good ancient condition.

WE COMBINE SHIPPING and will refund any shipping overages Contact us when placing the order and we will work with you to ensure the best available shipping cost.

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 the 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.

WE COMBINE SHIPPING and will refund any overage. Contact us when placing the order and we will work with you to ensure the best available shipping cost.