Important ancient medieval islamic glass bead made of black glass with yellow mosaic eyes, red, black nd white mosaics and white glass trails. From Fustat (ancient Cairo, Egypt). This kind of glass beads were traded and used by North European Vikings. More pictures available. Expertized as authentic ancient Islamic era bead (900 to 1200 AD).
See similar in page 78 of James W. Lankton, A Bead Timeline vol. I: Prehistory to 1200 CE.
Worn. Good condition with a loose of one yellow eye and a chip (see pictures) Highly collectible and useful as jewelry supplies.