Necklace of Beads

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Object Name: 
Necklace of Beads
Accession Number: 
74.7.9
Dimensions: 
Collared L: 2.5 cm; Circular Concave L (max): 2.5 cm, (min): 2 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
199 BC-199 AD
Primary Description: 
Bluish green faience, "white" faience, carnelian and glazed steatite elements some abrasion and bruising; mold-formed faience beads, ground and polished carnelian beads. (A) Large collared faience bead with incised barrel-shaped center, on either side a large carnelian disc, long circular concave beads (6) with cross hatched design form balance of major elements, each is separated by a series of seven small beads; a cross hatched truncated bicone of faience (6), a small disc carnelian (12) (usually a truncated bicone) with a small "white" faience cylinder disc (26) on either side. (B) Two barrel-shaped faience beads, one with spiral ribbing, one cross hatched, two long beads - square in section, glazed steatite with series of incisions on their edges and a small decorative hole piercing the center of two faces, four flat diamond-shaped faience beads with crosshatched surface and oval hole through center, four truncated biconical faience beads with incisions and four holes perforating greatest diameter, each bead is separated by a series of two small truncated carnelians on either side on a concave disc with cross hatched face.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Anavian, Faradj, Former Collection
1974-03-18
Category: 
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, pp. 280-281, #844; BIB# 29547