Beads

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Object Name: 
Beads
Accession Number: 
74.1.5
Dimensions: 
Pendants H: 1.5 cm, W: 1.2 cm; Biconical Beads H: 1.7 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
199 BC-199 AD
Primary Description: 
Purple, amber and opaque white ribbon glass pendant beads, translucent deep blue biconical, and colorless and deep blue wound beads; some ribbon glass is heavily weathered, blue beads pitted and dull, colorless beads heavily weathered and iridescent; ribbon glass and wound glass elements. Nine flat triangular ribbon glass pendants are separated by a set of seven beads, a central blue biconical bead (18) on either side a group of three wound beads; colorless (72) bracketing a blue bead (36). Above pendants are two ribbon glass barrel beads, three wound round beads with applied trails of opaque white, two round agate beads and one modern (?) blue round bead; all separated by the series of seven smaller beads.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Anavian, Faradj, Source
1974-03-18
Category: 
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, pp. 271-272, #813; BIB# 29547