2 Beads

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2 Beads
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Not on Display
1400-1250 BC
Primary Description: 
(A) Translucent medium-blue glass with heavy iridescent white weathering crust over entire surface; mold pressed, suspension holes on top and bottom made while casting. Rectangular bead, preserves design with narrow rectangular bar across top, outlined with relief dots, depressed central section preserves half of a circle outlined in relief dots surrounded by a double row of relief dots which curl down and form a volute at the bottom of the element. (B) Glass and manufacture same as above. Rectangular bead, long horizontal multiple-ribbed reel at each end, pierced for suspension, depressed central area retains a stylized Mycenaean figure-eight shield outlined and highlighted with relief dots.
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 95, #181; p. 96, #188 (a, b); BIB# 29547