Ancient Glass Parfait
Chunks of Roman Era Glass beads in blues and disks stack up like layered parfait. Assembled with Sterling wire and three Swarovski faceted beads.
Hand-hammered Sterling ear hooks.
Length is 1 1/4 inch + ear hooks.
Egyptians of the Old and Middle Kingdoms were among the first to use glass in their material culture. At its peak, The Roman Empire controlled much of the Mediterranean Sea region 508-27 BCE. Glass production and glass-blowing originated in the Syria-Palestinian region. This new technology revolutionized glass production, and allowed craftsmen to make a variety of shapes.