Bead

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Object Name: 
Bead
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
95.6.6
Dimensions: 
Overall L: 2.4 cm, Diam: 2.4 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
499-200 BC
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Jerome Strauss
Primary Description: 
Opaque deep blue, with semi-opaque bright blue and opaque white inlays; probably wound on mandrel, then drilled or incised, and inlaid. Bead: cylindrical, rounded at ends, with perforation 1.05 cm in diameter. Completely covered with seven continuous rows of inlaid "eyes", parallel to ends; each row contains thirteen eyes and rows are staggered so hat adjacent eyes are arranged in quincunx; each eye has bright blue center and white border.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Strauss, Jerome, Source
1979-03-22
Category: 
Inscription: 
A5
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one end by edge of hole