4 Beads

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Object Name: 
4 Beads
Accession Number: 
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Not on Display
599-1 BCE
Primary Description: 
(A) Translucent turquoise glass matrix with trails of opaque white and yellow glass marvered in, bubbly with heavy grayish white weathering; formed on a core, trail decorated. Large oblate bead decorated with an applied white trail forming an undulating line over the entire surface from top to bottom; over this pattern and at the greatest diameter an applied white cane spirally wound with yellow glass. (B-D) Opaque white glass matrix with trail of translucent turquoise glass undulating over surface as "A"; trail around greatest diameter is turquoise glass spirally wound with yellow glass.
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, pp. 114-115, #232-235 (A-D); BIB# 29547
Ancient Persia, the Art of an Empire (1978) illustrated, p. 87 (right); BIB# 20331