Biconical Bead

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Object Name: 
Biconical Bead
Accession Number: 
76.1.173
Dimensions: 
Overall Diam: 1.6 cm, L: 1.8 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
300-599
Credit Line: 
Gift of Carl Berkowitz and Derek Content
Web Description: 
No close parallel from a datable context has been identified. The suggested date is based on the common occurrence of small beads and pendants of black glass, often decorated with marvered trails, in this period. It is possible, however, that the object is later.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield, Former Collection
Berkowitz, Carl, Source
1976-01-01
Content, Derek, Source
1976-01-01
Category: 
Inscription: 
2302-20
mark
on one end in white
Primary Description: 
Opaque very dark brown or purple glass, appearing black, with yellow trails; rod-formed and applied; biconical shape. Ends flattened and expanded, with rough edges. Biconical area has trail wound in three revolutions, dragged up and down to form zig-zags, and marvered.
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Three (2003) illustrated, pp. 59, 217, #987; BIB# 58895