Beads

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Object Name: 
Beads
Accession Number: 
74.1.9
Dimensions: 
Large Faceted Beads (max) L: 1.3 cm; Wound Beads Diam: 0.3 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
199 BC-199 AD
Primary Description: 
Deep blue and opaque white ribbon glass, somewhat bubbly; slightly weathered; seven large cornerless cubes (faceted) ground and polished. Twenty smaller (cornerless cubes) biconical and flat deep blue and opaque white ribbon glass beads, each separated by a series of three wound beads; deep blue beads with (56) colorless beads; the colorless beads heavily weathered and highly iridescent.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Anavian, Faradj, Source
1974-03-18
Category: 
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 271, #812; BIB# 29547