Ancient Large Glass Roman Eye Bead

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Beautiful ancient, 2000+ years old Roman glass eye bead, excavated in Djenne, Mali, West Africa. This bead and others like it have long been traded along the Sahara trade route, The Silk Road. Condition is very good, and this square shaped bead is very rare.  Size is 12mm across x 10mm tall, and there are 4 sunburst "eyes". Core is black with white lines framing the bead. The colorful red and white eyes are delicate detailed sunburst pattern. Hole is about 5mm.