Bead with Three Human Faces

Object Name: 
Bead with Three Human Faces

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Object Name: 
Bead with Three Human Faces
Accession Number: 
68.1.42
Dimensions: 
Overall L: 3.4 cm, Diam: 2.6 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
600-250 BC
Primary Description: 
Translucent bluish-green glass, pitted with thin iridescent film, applied opaque white, opaque yellow and transparent deep blue glass; core-formed with trailed and tooled decoration. Large cylindrical bead with three faces worked into surface, two adjacent faces have large opaque white circles with applied blue eyebrows and blue eyes, small white nose and round yellow mouth applied below circle, dot ears in white with a small button of yellow above and below for jewelry; a single face of yellow with small with white mouth below, ears in yellow highlighted with white jewelry, hair and beard for all faces indicated by a row of large yellow relief dots applied along top and bottom of bead followed by a row of slightly smaller white dots just beneath the yellow ones.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Mahboubian Galleries, Source
1968
Color: 
Material: 
Glasperlen : vom einfachen bis zum anspruchsvollen Projekt (2005) illustrated, p. 9 (top); BIB# 103964
Making Glass Beads (2004) illustrated, p. 9 (top); BIB# 87168
Glasperlen: vm einfachen bis zum anspruchsvollen Projekt (1999) illustrated, p. 9, top; BIB# 64164
The History of Beads: from 30,000 B.C. to the present (1998) illustrated, p. 19; BIB# 69265
Making Glass Beads (1997) illustrated, p. 9 top right; BIB# 58966
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, pp. 111-112, #224, pl. 13; BIB# 29547