Buddhist Prayer Beads

Object Name: 
Buddhist Prayer Beads

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Object Name: 
Buddhist Prayer Beads
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall L: 61 cm
Not on Display
probably 1900
Credit Line: 
Gift from Estate of Zachary Taylor
Primary Description: 
Translucent green non-lead glass, thread, metal, feathers; formed. Continuous cord loop, strung with small dark green (imitation jade) beads, interspersed with four large spherical beads; at the bottom, the large bead spaced with wrapped cords, with small openwork wire disks with four-lobed patterns inserted; three additional, matching wire disks strung among the smaller beads, two with pendant strings of green beads, one ending in a metal-capped, filigree-decorated, ovoid green pendant, with tiny pink bead at the top; four detached metal-capped pendants, one slightly different from the others in the cap and having an opaque white bead; one metal cap with the remains of blue kingfisher's feathers within the filigree pattern; the central, large, spherical bead drilled with a second hole into the center, with pendant, graduated triple-ring green bead, above a length of wrapped cord, a flattened, circular, slightly convex, dark green disk below, with pendant wrapped cord below that, presumably originally to hold another pendant (perhaps one of the detached metal-capped pendants); along with nine detached small green beads, matching those on the pendant strands, an oval green bead, a pale bluish graduated triple-ring bead (perhaps not originally belonging to this strand), and a short length of cord.
Taylor Estate, Zachary, Source