Pendant Bead

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Object Name: 
Pendant Bead
Accession Number: 
52.1.33 A
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 1.85 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
600-250 BC
Primary Description: 
Pendant Bead. Translucent turquoise glass, bubbly with striations, applied opaque yellow and translucent deep blue; core-formed, trailed and tooled decoration. Pendant bead in the shape of a seated baboon, large head tooled to form snout, nose highlighted with two yellow dots, bulging yellow eyes with blue centers, high arches eyebrows of yellow; body partially lost, short legs and arms applied in yellow, hands pulled up to snout, suspension loop in turquoise on back of neck, now lost.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Parke-Bernet Galleries, NYC, Source
1952
Mansoor, M. A., Former Collection
Category: 
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, pp. 113-114, #229; BIB# 29547
The magnificient collection of ancient Egyptian art, Greek and Roman sculptures ... formed by M. A. Mansoor (1952-01-31) lot #199;