Biconical Mosaic Bead

Object Name: 
Biconical Mosaic Bead

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Object Name: 
Biconical Mosaic Bead
Accession Number: 
54.1.32
Dimensions: 
Overall L: 2.5 cm, Diam: 1.7 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
299-1 BCE
Credit Line: 
Gift of Fahim Kouchakji
Primary Description: 
Translucent green glass, canes of opaque yellow, opaque red and amethyst glass, bubbly, dull surface, somewhat iridescent in patches; wound on a pointed rod, band of mosaic glass. Long truncated bi-conical green bead rolled horizontally over a strip of mosaic glass elements consisting of a center band of amethyst squares alternating with narrow bands of white, a band of alternating white and yellow stripes on either side of this central configuration, all lines are parallel to the axis of the bead; this band is poorly marvered into the surface.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Kouchakji, Fahim (b. Syria, 1886-1976), Source
1954-06-01
Category: 
Glasperlen : vom einfachen bis zum anspruchsvollen Projekt (2005) illustrated, p. 10 (top); BIB# 103964
Making Glass Beads (2004) illustrated, p. 10 (top); BIB# 87168
Glasperlen: vm einfachen bis zum anspruchsvollen Projekt (1999) illustrated, p. 10, top; BIB# 64164
Making Glass Beads (1997) illustrated, p. 10, top; BIB# 58966
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 270, #808; BIB# 29547