Bead

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Object Name: 
Bead
Accession Number: 
76.1.12
Dimensions: 
Overall L: 2.9 cm, W: 1.3 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1400-1250 BC
Credit Line: 
Gift of Carl Berkowitz and Derek Content
Primary Description: 
Translucent deep blue glass with heavy iridescent white weathering crust over surface; mold-pressed, suspension holes on top and bottom made while casting. Rectangular bead, now preserves a 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 curling down to form a volute at the bottom of the element.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield, Former Collection
Berkowitz, Carl, Source
1976-01-01
Content, Derek, Source
1976-01-01
Category: 
Glass from the Ancient World
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 95, #180; BIB# 29547