Diameter: 3.7 cm (1 7/16 in.)
Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic Trust 1917.1055
Glass, largely produced in ancient Rome since the late first century CE, reached the Korean peninsula via the Silk Road, the ancient global trade route. This glass bead is very likely to be a local product inspired by the imported Roman glass products.
An enormous amount of beaded strings and necklaces were excavated from Silla tomb sites. Glass, largely produced in ancient Rome since the late first century CE, also reached the Korean peninsula via the Silk Road, the ancient global trade route. Yet this glass bead is highly likely to be soda glass produced in the Silla territory.
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