Gold Band Bead

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Object Name: 
Gold Band Bead
Accession Number: 
Overall L: 1.5 cm, Diam: 1.1 cm
Not on Display
50 BC-25 AD
Credit Line: 
Gift of Carl Berkowitz and Derek Content
Primary Description: 
Bands of translucent blue, amethyst, purple, yellow-brown and green glass with bands of opaque white and colorless bands casing gold foil, slightly bubbly, heavily pitted surface, some chipping around edges; mosaic or gold band glass technique, polished and drilled. Barrel shaped bead retains spirally twisting bands of colorless glass casing gold foil, green yellow-brown between narrow bands of opaque white followed by a narrow band of opaque white between two wider bands of blue, this pattern is repeated roughly three times.
Smith, Ray Winfield, Former Collection
Berkowitz, Carl, Source
Content, Derek, Source
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 208, #587, pl. 29; BIB# 29547