Prunted Eye Bead

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Object Name: 
Prunted Eye Bead
Accession Number: 
54.1.143-2
Dimensions: 
Overall Diam: 1.1 cm, Th: 0.9 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
400-200 BCE
Primary Description: 
Prunted Eye Bead. Translucent deep blue, bluish-green, turquoise, opaque white and opaque yellow glass, mostly dull surface, some pitting; formed on a rod, trail-decorated, tooled. Small cylindrical bead related to (I) in deep blue matrix three simple eyes with deep blue centers in white highlighted above and below with a prunt of yellow, the space between each eye highlighted by a prunt of white above and below.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Kouchakji, Fahim (b. Syria, 1886-1976), Source
Category: 
Past | Present: Expanding the Stories of Glass
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2022-05-15 through 2023-01-08
Past | Present: Expanding the Stories of Glass is an exhibition of glass objects with rich stories presented in ways that allow visitors to share their perspectives on what they are seeing as they tour the exhibition. The exhibition explores how objects can reveal stories about people across time and place, providing connections to the past, meaning in the present, and even ways to consider the future. More than 10 distinct vignettes will investigate how the Museum can broaden voices and narrative in our galleries. Generally, labels that accompany objects in museum galleries are written by museum curators and educators—and often focus on just one of an almost infinite number of possible stories and meanings. In this exhibition, objects—either alone or as a group—and their stories provide an entry point for further conversation.  Exhibition visitors will be introduced to the idea that the stories objects tell are always evolving. In fact, it is happening around them in the exhibition space. Visitors will be able to share their thoughts and add their ideas to the exhibition.
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 117, #245; BIB# 29547