Amulet or Bead

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Object Name: 
Amulet or Bead
Accession Number: 
59.1.171
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 1.8 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Primary Description: 
Opaque black glass with dark red streaks; slightly dull through weathering and wearing; probably stamped or pressed; oval medallion, with excess glass at the top and flat back, two channels pierced horizontally through center of the medallion; on the obverse the head and shoulder part of a woman turned to the right (profile), on the left an inscription: "VILA(?)" in retrograde form.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield, Source
1959-07-27
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