Bead Shaped Like Negro Head

Object Name: 
Bead Shaped Like Negro Head

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Object Name: 
Bead Shaped Like Negro Head
Accession Number: 
76.1.169
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 1.6 cm, W: 0.9 cm, D: 1.2 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
299-1 BC
Credit Line: 
Gift of Carl Berkowitz and Derek Content
Primary Description: 
Opaque very deep purple, appearing black. Rod-formed and perhaps cold-worked. Bead shaped like negro head, with prominent brows, deep eye sockets, broad nose, and portruding lips. Single (bent) perforation extends from top of head to bottom of neck.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Berkowitz, Carl, Source
1976-01-01
Content, Derek, Source
1976-01-01
Smith, Ray Winfield, Former Collection
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Three (2003) illustrated, p. 104, #1059; BIB# 58895