Seller: paropamiso.gioielli (667) 100%, Location: Venezia, Ships to: Americas, Europe, Asia, AU, Item: 121900586443 Condition: Surface wear., Material: Glass, Details: Islamic glass beads, characteristically decorated with eyes, wavy lines, feathering, folded patterns, mosaics, and combinations of these techniques, were produced from the 8th to the 14th century. They were widely circulated in the ancient Islamic world where some have been preserved in use until recent times, while other have been excavated in North Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.This bead belongs to the group called "folded", for the technique of realization. The folded beads were first made to imitate banded stone, this one lost the most of the white line decoration. It could be dated around 10th/12th century CE, and made in the zone of modern Afghanistan or today Iran. Please see James W. Lankton, "A Bead Timeline" vol. 1, The Bead Society of Greater Washington Table 8 page74, and fig. 8.5 page 79; for realization technique, "Perlen", Internationales Perlensymposium in Mannheim, von 11 bis 14 November 1994, page 255, and table 13, near the end.There has been also a very detailed article on "Ornament",but we do not remember the names of the authors,by the way very well known inthe bead world.(thanks for info) Size: from hole to hole: 15mm. diameter: 19mm. weight: 4,15grms. Please look carefully to our pictures, and read sizes and weight, because pictures are oversized to show lacks and values. Import duties, sales taxes (vat) and other charges are not included in the item prices or in the shipping charges. These charges are under the buyer’s responsibility. Please check with your country’s customs office to determine what these additional costs will be, before bidding / buying. If you are not satisfied of your purchase, we accept return within 14 days for a full refund, less postage. Please look carefully to our pictures and read sizes and weight, because pictures are oversized to show lacks and values. We do not accept to undervalue our items. Please do not pay before receiving the final invoice including shipping fees. We’ll ship out of Europe purchases over euro 100,00 ONLY by FedEx courier. Insurance on demand. Our items are vintage or antique and will show signs of age. However we will point out any damage or fault. Please look at our pictures, they are extremely precise, but they are just pictures, so colors could change from monitor to monitor. If you have any doubt about colors, please call us or write to us for any information. Please email us for any questions or additional photos. Although the utmost care is taken with packing and dispatch; all items are sent at owner’s risk.