Composite Eye Bead

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Object Name: 
Composite Eye Bead
Accession Number: 
54.1.144
Dimensions: 
Overall Diam: 1.9 cm, Th: 1.6 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
575-200 BC
Primary Description: 
Turquoise blue matrix with six high relief eyes of opaque white, colorless glass with a yellowish tinge and translucent deep blue glass; core-formed; some scale, bubbly, dull surface; formed in a tapering rod, possibly on a thin core. Long cylindrical body decorated with two sets of three composite eyes, each group placed in triangular formation but rotated a quarter turn so that the protrusions of one set occur immediately above the space of the other, each eye composed of alternating layers of white and colorless repeated seven times and finished with a small rectangular element of blue.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Kouchakji, Fahim, Source
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)
Tracing Eye Beads Through Time (2013-03) illustrated, p. 24, fig. 4, upper right; BIB# AI92488
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 85, #159, pl. 9; BIB# 29547