Eye Beads

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Object Name: 
Eye Beads
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Overall L: 24 cm (estimate); Largest Bead Diam: 2.8 cm, Th: 2 cm; Medium Beads Diam (max): 1.1 cm; Smallest Beads Diam (max): 0.8 cm
Not on Display
probably 1-1000
Primary Description: 
Eye Beads. Opaque brick red, opaque light blue, opaque yellowish-green matrices, opaque yellow, transparent light blue and opaque white cane elements, bubbly with surface pitting, thin iridescent film; formed on a rod, inset with slices of mosaic cane. Single large central bead of opaque red glass, eye canes consist of central transparent blue dot surrounded by opaque yellow, liner of blue in a large outer field of opaque yellow; on either side, a small wound opaque green bead, balance of necklace consists of small composite eye beads of green, blue and red matrix, each separated by a wound opaque green bead, opaque white glass surrounds "iris" on small beads. Three red beads differ slightly, being less well made.
Anavian, Faradj, Source
Past | Present: Expanding the Stories of Glass
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.
Corning Museum of Glass 2007-04-01 through 2007-10-21
West Bridge Show
Ancient Persia: The Art of an Empire
University Art Museum, Texas 1978-02-12 through 1978-04-16
Walters Art Gallery 1978-05-06 through 1978-06-17
Din Lumea Larga (2007-07) illustrated, p. 34;
The Gather (2007) illustrated, p. 6; BIB# AI75852
Glasperlen : vom einfachen bis zum anspruchsvollen Projekt (2005) illustrated, p. 9 (bottom); BIB# 103964
Making Glass Beads (2004) illustrated, p. 9 (bottom); BIB# 87168
Glasperlen: vm einfachen bis zum anspruchsvollen Projekt (1999) illustrated, p. 9, bottom; BIB# 64164
Making Glass Beads (1997) illustrated, p. 9, bottom; BIB# 58966
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 114, #231; BIB# 29547
Ancient Persia, the Art of an Empire (1978) illustrated, p. 87 (left); BIB# 20331