Beads Shaped like Lilies

Object Name: 
Beads Shaped like Lilies

What is AAT?

The Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) (r) is a structured vocabulary for generic concepts related to art and architecture. It was developed by The Getty Research Institute to help research institutions become consistent in the terminology they use.Learn More

Object Name: 
Beads Shaped like Lilies
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
66.1.193
Dimensions: 
Overall L: 1.8 cm, W: 1.3 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1400-1250 BC
Primary Description: 
Translucent deep blue glass with heavy light brown weathering crust on surface; mold pressed, suspension hole on top made while casting. Five wedge-shaped beads retain the Mycenaean lily motif; the narrow top is a simple reel pierced for suspension and down from this spreads the volute pattern terminating with an arch of relief dots at the base.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Sangiorgi, Sergio, Source
1966
Sangiorgi, Giorgio, Former Collection
Color: 
Technique: 
Material: 
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, pp. 95-96, #184; BIB# 29547