Bead

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Object Name: 
Bead
Accession Number: 
66.1.127
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 1.3 cm, Diam: 1.4 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
99 BC-99 AD
Primary Description: 
Opaque white glass matrix, face canes consisting of translucent deep blue, amethyst, opaque white, opaque red; mosaic glass or millefiori technique, wound bead matrix. Almost spherical bead, face cane composed of opaque white with features and hair outlined in amethyst, all cased in white in a deep blue matrix, roughly rectangular.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Sangiorgi, Giorgio, Former Collection
Sangiorgi, Sergio, Source
1966
Category: 
Designs in Miniature: The Story of Mosaic Glass
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1995-06-03 through 1995-10-22