Composite Eye Bead

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Object Name: 
Composite Eye Bead
Accession Number: 
Overall D: 2.2 cm
On Display
600-250 BCE
Primary Description: 
Translucent deep blue, bluish-green, turquoise, opaque white and opaque yellow glass, mostly dull surface, some pitting; formed on a wire or core, trail-decorated, tooled. (I) Squared cylindrical bead, blue matrix, large flat sides, composite eye with a blue center on yellow in a white ground surrounded by dots or prunts of alternating white and yellow left in high relief; pierced with a large hole 7 mm. in diameter.
Kouchakji, Fahim (b. Syria, 1886-1976), Source
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, pp. 116-117, #244, pl. 9; BIB# 29547