26 Beads

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Object Name: 
26 Beads
Accession Number: 
55.1.55
Dimensions: 
Overall H (max): 1.2 cm, Diam (max): 1.5 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
775-525 BC
Primary Description: 
Translucent colorless glass with greenish and yellow-greenish tinge, surface pitted with some low spots retaining patches of brilliant iridescent weathering product; wound and later drilled. Spherical and flattened biconical shapes, all drilled with three to five mm. diameter drills, some beads retain a notch or secondary centering hole on the one face apparently drilled perpendicular to the suspension hole.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Mazda, Abbas, Source
1955-11-28
Category: 
Ancient Persia: The Art of an Empire
Venue(s)
University Art Museum, Texas 1978-02-12 through 1978-04-16
Walters Art Gallery 1978-05-06 through 1978-06-17
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 101, #198; BIB# 29547
Ancient Persia, the Art of an Empire (1978) illustrated, p. 84 (right); BIB# 20331