Composite Eye Bead

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Object Name: 
Composite Eye Bead
Accession Number: 
54.1.140-2
Dimensions: 
Overall D: 2.1 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
600-250 BC
Primary Description: 
Translucent deep blue, translucent green, translucent greenish-grey, translucent blue-green, turquoise, opaque white, and opaque yellow glass, various lightly weathered surfaces; core-formed, trail-decorated and tooled. Irregular short barrel-shaped bead, yellow glass with four sets of double composite eyes, blue centers on an alternating blue and white ground; granular reddish-buff core material evident on interior.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Kouchakji, Fahim, Source
Material: 
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 115, #238, pl. 9; BIB# 29547