Hebron Beads - Singles and Small Collections - Picture Collection 98

Hebron beads are known to have been made from the 12th Century to around the 1880s in Hebron, near Jerusalem, using salts of the Dead Sea as their alkali.
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The selected black and multicoloured single beads are extremely rare examples made to emulate earlier Roman and Islamic 'crumb' beads .. patterns are unevenly spread across their equally uneven surfaces. Those with single equatorial banding are even rarer to find - all demonstrate a raw beauty full of history !

11 x 18 mm

13 x 17 mm

12 x 16 mm

11 x 15 mm

8 x 17 mm

10 x 18 mm

15 x 18 mm

12 x 16 mm

10 x 16 mm

11 x 16 mm

9 x 15 mm

11 x 18 mm

15 x 24 mm

14 x 20 mm

16 x 22 mm

17 x 21 mm

16 x 20 mm

13 x 18 mm

14 x 18 mm

13 x 17 mm

12 x 17 mm

10 x 18 mm

11 x 17 mm

10 x 16 mm

Colour Variations of Specially selected Singles
 All have conical holes tapering from approximately 3 to 5 mm

14 x 23 mm

14 x 21 mm

15 x 21 mm

13 x 21 mm

12 x 18 mm

10 x 19 mm

10 x 18 mm

11 x 18 mm

10 x 18 mm

11 x 17 mm

9 x 18 mm

10 x 16 mm

8 x 17 mm

9 x 16 mm

10 x 16 mm

12 x 13 mm

Small Collections

13 x 18 to 12 x 22 mm

12 x 19 to 16 x 24 mm

10 x 14 x 14 to 11 x 16 x 16 mm  Cubes

10 x 13 x 13 to 14 x 17 x 17 mm Cubes

7 x 13 to 12 x 22 mm Cubes and Barrels

12 x 13 to 11 x 20 mm  Cubes

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