Beads

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Object Name: 
Beads
Accession Number: 
74.1.6
Dimensions: 
Large Blue Bead L: 1.4 cm; Wound Blue Beads L: 0.9 cm; Collared Beads L: 1.2 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
199 BC-199 AD
Primary Description: 
Transparent deep and medium blue glass, colorless glass, blue is bubbly; both glasses are pitted and weathered to varying degrees; wound blue beads (26) collared gold glass beads (27). Gold glass beads have central tube with foil on exterior, over this, collared element is formed, broken ends suggest the units were made in multiples with ovoid centers, similarity of shapes suggests a series of molds. No mold marks evident, perhaps due to some reheating, four beads are virtually unweathered (possibly modern, but unlikely).
Department: 
Provenance: 
Anavian, Faradj, Source
1974-03-18
Category: 
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 272, #815; BIB# 29547