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Object Name: 
Tube
Accession Number: 
74.1.68
Dimensions: 
Overall L: 5 cm; Base Diam: 2 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 800-899
Primary Description: 
Scrambled pale green transparent, yellowish brown transparent, and white opaque base glass, with red, white, black, and light blue opaque cane slices; yellow and green cane slices; and streaky red to dark brown opaque base. Base glass formed around cylindrical rod; cane slices picked up; base applied. Cylindrical tube, narrower at top than at bottom, with thick wall and narrow (Diam: 0.75 cm) interior. Wall straight; base tapers sharply to center. Base glass (Th: 0.05-0.35 cm) is covered with continuous overlay of cane slices (Th: 0.2-0.25 cm) on wall and with applied disk-shaped base, which has same diameter as lower wall. Cane slices on wall have rather jumbled pattern, apparently intended to consist of seven vertical rows of polychrome canes alternating with seven vertical rows of bichrome canes. Polychrome canes each have large red dot at center, surrounded by (inner) continuous band of alternating black and white radial stripes and (outer) continuous band of blue. Bichrome canes have green square or triangle surrounded by yellow. Most polychrome canes are distorted and vary in shape between diamond and polygon; most bichrome canes appear to be even more distorted.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield, Source
1974-12-12
Category: 
Glass from the Ancient World
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Islamic Glass Beads: The Well-traveled Ornament (2012) illustrated, p. 59; BIB# 37425
The Corning Museum of Glass (2010) illustrated, p. 65;