Eye Beads

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Object Name: 
Eye Beads
Accession Number: 
74.1.4
Dimensions: 
Overall L: 24 cm (estimate); Largest Bead Diam: 2.8 cm, Th: 2 cm; Medium Beads Diam (max): 1.1 cm; Smallest Beads Diam (max): 0.8 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
999-900 BC
Primary Description: 
Opaque brick red, opaque light blue, opaque yellowish-green matrices, opaque yellow, transparent light blue and opaque white cane elements, bubbly with surface pitting, thin iridescent film; hot-worked, eye canes inlaid on wound glass matrix. Single large central bead of opaque red glass, eye canes consist of central transparent blue dot surrounded by opaque yellow, liner of blue in a large outer field of opaque yellow; on either side, a small wound opaque green bead, balance of necklace consists of small composite eye beads of green, blue and red matrix, each separated by a wound opaque green bead, opaque white glass surrounds "iris" on small beads. Three red beads differ slightly, being less well made.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Anavian, Faradj, Source
1974-03-18
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)
Ancient Persia: The Art of an Empire
Venue(s)
University Art Museum, Texas 1978-02-12 through 1978-04-16
Walters Art Gallery 1978-05-06 through 1978-06-17
 
Din Lumea Larga (2007-07) illustrated, p. 34;
Curiously Interesting: The Corning Museum of Glass Presents All things Odd and Glass (2007-06) illustrated, pp. 17-18;
The Gather (2007) illustrated, p. 6;
Glasperlen : vom einfachen bis zum anspruchsvollen Projekt (2005) illustrated, p. 9 (bottom); BIB# 103964
Making Glass Beads (2004) illustrated, p. 9 (bottom); BIB# 87168
Glasperlen: vm einfachen bis zum anspruchsvollen Projekt (1999) illustrated, p. 9, bottom; BIB# 64164
Making Glass Beads (1997) illustrated, p. 9, bottom; BIB# 58966
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 114, #231; BIB# 29547