7 Bead Fragments

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Object Name: 
7 Bead Fragments
Accession Number: 
(a) L: 3.9 cm; (b) L: 2.8 cm; (c) D: 2.3 cm; (d) D: 2.2 cm; (e) D: 2.5 cm; (f) D: 2.1; (g) L: 1.7 cm
Not on Display
1400-1250 BC
Credit Line: 
Gift of Carl Berkowitz and Derek Content
Primary Description: 
(a) Translucent deep blue glass with heavy black weathering crust on surface; mold pressed. Fragment of a long rectangular bead which preserves a much eroded double scroll at the upper section with spike-like protrusions to the left of each scroll and a horizontal bar of relief dots below. (b) Similar to "a", less weathering crust. Fragment broken at top and bottom and preserves two scrolls and only one spike. (c-g) Translucent deep blue glass, thick white weathering crust adhering to surface; mold pressed with suspension holes formed while casting. Fragments of five different rosette beads, all preserve thickened center in cross section tapering toward perimeter.
Smith, Ray Winfield, Former Collection
Berkowitz, Carl, Source
Content, Derek, Source
Chemical Analyses of Early Glasses (Volume 1) (1999) pp. 49, 249; BIB# 61154
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, pp. 92-93, #170, 173; p. 94, #178 (a, b, h); BIB# 29547