Bead

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Object Name: 
Bead
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
95.6.14
Dimensions: 
Overall L: 6 cm, Th (max): 3.4 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1801-1994
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. F. Yazdani
Primary Description: 
Yellowish brown transparent glass; cast, ground, polished, drilled. Bead: spool-shaped, with oval cross-section. Central part has greatest width and thickness around mid-point and is narrowest and thinnest near extremities, which expand to form disk-like elements with flat oval surfaces. Perforation (D. almost 0.4 cm) drilled from both ends, with narrow "waist" where holes meet. Second, incomplete hole (D. 0.1 cm) drilled from base of one disk-like extremity toward axial perforation, ending about 0.1 cm from it.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Yazdani, F., Source
1995
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