Ancient glass bead made of wounded blue glass and six white and blue glass eye mosaic insets. Notice the unusual bird shape of one of the mosaics. From the Middle East. Islamic era bead, 900 to 1200 AD.
For more information about beads of this kind take a look at James W. Lankton, A Bead Timeline, pages 74 to 83.
Worn. Good condition. Collectible and useful as jewelry supplies.