Duck Bead or Amulet

Object Name: 
Duck Bead or Amulet

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Object Name: 
Duck Bead or Amulet
Accession Number: 
91.1.4
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 1.5 cm, W: 2.3 cm, D: 1.8 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
possibly 1499-1001 BC
possibly 600-699 or later
Credit Line: 
Gift of W. Bastiaan Blok
Primary Description: 
Opaque, very dark purple, appearing "black" and opaque red glasses; manipulated and pierced. Bead or amulet shaped like sleeping duck. Body shaped like egg split longitudinally with flat base and rounded sides; neck bent back and resting on body with very roughly modeled head and beak. Most of object is "black" but with patch of red on one shoulder, neck and back of head. Perforation, D: 1.5 cm, runs from side to side under head.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Blok, W. Bastiaan, Source
1991-12-10
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