Photo © Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Inbal Bar Oz
Ribbed spacers with double-perforation
Found at Beth Shean
16th–13th century BCE
originally bluish and greenish glass, mold-made
Israel Antiquities Authority
Gift of Maud Spaer, Jerusalem, in memory of Nea Levin, Stockholm
Gift of the Spaer Family, Jerusalem
Gift of Galerie Nefer, Zurich
Accession number: 88.66.86, 88.66.87, 88.66.89, 88.66.128, 93.25.43, 84.6.84a-c
IAA J-1029
Spacer beads have more than one perforation and were threaded onto several parallel strands. These pieces, however, were likely to have been used as ordinary beads, on a single strand. The arched varieties are very rare and probably would have closely encircled the neck or another part of the body.

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir