Rod with Spiral Decoration

Object Name: 
Rod with Spiral Decoration

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Object Name: 
Rod with Spiral Decoration
Accession Number: 
55.1.54
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 17.2 cm, Diam (max): 1.4 cm; Wall Th: 0.3 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1250 BC
Primary Description: 
Opaque white and deep amethyst (?) appearing black, thin film of buff weathering product over much of surface, formed by applying "black" glass over narrow cylindrical core material and spirally trailing white over surface and marvering the entire element smooth. Long almost cylindrical rod with thick wall formed around a central hole 5 mm. diameter; one end appears to retain a ground flat surface.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Mazda, A. A., Source
1955-11-28
Ancient Glass = Koda-i garasu (2001) illustrated, p. 9, fig. 6; BIB# 71423
La Fenice di Sabbia: Storia e Tecnologia del vetro Antico (1995) illustrated, p. 16, fig. 17; BIB# 39935
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, pp. 48-49, #5; BIB# 29547