Human Face Mosaic Glass Beads
- The Mediterranean
- Alexandria, Egypt
- from the 1st century BC to the 1st century AD
- from the Hellenistic Period to the early period of the Roman Empire
- 1.1cm in height（maximum）
On the bright-colored glass are welded parts of geometric lines and human faces. Every human face is made by using the mosaic technique in the same way the Japanese candy Kintaro-ame is made. The faces enclosed in the glass are exquisitely made with different expressions. The human face originally meant exorcism.