Bead

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Object Name: 
Bead
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
59.1.63 B
Dimensions: 
Overall Diam: 2.3 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1400-1250 BC
Primary Description: 
Translucent deep blue glass with heavy dark weathering crust adhering; mold pressed with two suspension holes made while casting. The bead eight petaled design each highlighted with a double relief line, a depressed central button, the petals (in cross section) are thickest surrounding the center and taper down to the perimeter.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield, Source
1959-07-27
Category: 
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 93, #174; BIB# 29547