Scarab on a Base

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Object Name: 
Scarab on a Base
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
56.1.13
Dimensions: 
Overall L: 2.9 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
600-201 BC
Primary Description: 
Translucent deep blue glass, bubbly appearing opaque, thin brown weathering crust on bottom; cast and ground smooth on edges. Poorly modeled large scarab; flat back, tool marks.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Ross, John G., Source
1956
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 160, #369; BIB# 29547