Bead

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Object Name: 
Bead
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
85.6.26
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 2 cm, Diam: 2.1 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1983-1984
Credit Line: 
Gift of The Honorable and Mrs. Amory Houghton, by exchange
Primary Description: 
Opaque white, polychrome non-lead glasses; millefiori, lampwork. Ovoid shape, of opaque white glass, with millefiori canes set onto, and projecting slightly from the sides, with two black canes with red centers and spiral white stripes on the sides, within rings of six brown striped canes; and with four blue-and- white striped canes, and two red, blue and white ring canes; the bead pierced by a slender, cylindrical hole.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Houghton, The Honorable Amory, Source
1985-11-21
Liu, Robert K., Source
1985-11-21
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