Complex Eye Bead

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Object Name: 
Complex Eye Bead
Accession Number: 
54.1.23
Dimensions: 
Overall Diam: 2 cm, Th: 1.5 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
600-201 BC
Credit Line: 
Gift of Fahim Kouchakji
Primary Description: 
Yellow-brown glass appearing black and opaque white glass; core-formed, trail-decorated and tooled. Short barrel-shaped bead of "black" glass with six composite eye beads arranged in a zig-zag pattern around the surface and marvered in, each eye is composed of a large black center in a ground of two alternating layers of white and black; core material is red-orange.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Kouchakji, Fahim, Former Collection
Category: 
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2007-04-01 through 2007-10-21
West Bridge Show; traveling to The Gallery at Steuben in 2008 (cancelled 6-2008)
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 116, #243; BIB# 29547