3 Eye Beads

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Object Name: 
3 Eye Beads
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Accession Number: 
51.6.549
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Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 399-300 BC
Primary Description: 
Opaque dark blue and white glasses; coiled. (A) Slightly columnar; three compound-eye units around waist, each composed of an opaque white oval and an opaque dark oval; seven "eyes" of opaque white glass with overlaid dark blue centers; interspersed with six large stratified eye motifs of alternating opaque white and opaque dark blue layers; augmented by nine smaller four-layered units. (B) Nearly spherical shape; flatly overlaid with two rings of short concentric lines of opaque white glass arranged in sets of three, each ring enclosing four stratified "eye" motifs with dark blue centers imposed on an oval layer of white of the "revolving eye" type. (C) Spherical shape; decorated with eight "revolving eyes", each of a dark blue layer imposed on opaque white, each four enclosed by a circlet of inserted short parallel lines of opaque white glass.
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