Beaded Skull Cap

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Object Name: 
Beaded Skull Cap
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall H: about 8.5 cm, Diam: about 17 cm
Not on Display
325 BC-399 AD
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. David Lannon
Primary Description: 
Light turquoise blue, pale yellow, very deep brown, dull brownish red (glass, all opaque) glasses, blue and turquoise blue (faience), blue (thread); probably drawn, sliced, an tumbled (glass beads), cast (faience beads), strung; hemispherical. Majority of beads strung in concentric rows, arranged in pattern of six identical sectors, with single red annular bead at center and six tubular blue faience beads radiating from it. Below these, sectors are bordered by single radial rows of blue and turquoise tubular faience beads placed side by side, with single continuous row of blue and turquoise tubular faience beads, again placed side by side, around circumference of cap. Interior of each sector has overall random arrangement of red, blue, and yellow annular and segmental beads, with, at outer end three adjacent horizontal bands of openwork consisting of blue and turquoise tubular faience beads in zigzag pattern and, above innermost band, short radial stripe of blue or turquoise tubular faience beads placed side by side.
Lannon, Mrs. John David, Source