Eye Bead

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Object Name: 
Eye Bead
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
51.6.549 B
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 1.8 cm, Diam: 1.9 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 399-300 BC
Primary Description: 
Opaque dark blue and white glasses; coiled. Nearly spherical shape; flatly overlaid with two rings of short concentric lines of opaque white glass arranged in sets of three, each ring enclosing four stratified "eye" motifs with dark blue centers imposed on an oval layer of white of the "revolving eye" type.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Hussey, Nellie B., Source
1951
Category: 
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