Composite Eye Bead

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Object Name: 
Composite Eye Bead
Accession Number: 
Overall Diam: 1.9 cm, Th: 1.6 cm
Not on Display
575-200 BC
Primary Description: 
Turquoise blue matrix with six high relief eyes of opaque white, colorless glass with a yellowish tinge and translucent deep blue glass; core-formed; some scale, bubbly, dull surface; formed in a tapering rod, possibly on a thin core. Long cylindrical body decorated with two sets of three composite eyes, each group placed in triangular formation but rotated a quarter turn so that the protrusions of one set occur immediately above the space of the other, each eye composed of alternating layers of white and colorless repeated seven times and finished with a small rectangular element of blue.
Kouchakji, Fahim, Source
Corning Museum of Glass 2007-04-01 through 2007-10-21
West Bridge Show
Tracing Eye Beads Through Time (2013-03) illustrated, p. 24, fig. 4, upper right; BIB# AI92488
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 85, #159, pl. 9; BIB# 29547