Furniture Knob

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Object Name: 
Furniture Knob
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Overall H: 2.7 cm, Diam: 4.1 cm
Not on Display
1400-1360 BC
Primary Description: 
Translucent deep blue glass with greenish tinge, opaque yellow, opaque white and translucent aquamarine glass, bubbly with much white stone, dull with some pitting, otherwise unweathered; core-formed or possibly gathered directly on a metal rod, trail-decorated an tooled. Roughly circular face, in profile the knob resembles a pulley with two marked convex sides and a central concave area for grasping, the center of the front is highlighted with a large yellow dot marvered into the surface with a small blue eye roughly in the center, around this is trailed a ring of translucent bluish-green glass spirally wound with white, the same trail decorates the circumference of each face; 3 mm. diameter hole on back extends 2.6 cm. through body, obvious swirl pattern evident around this forming hole on back.
Sangiorgi, Giorgio, Former Collection
Sangiorgi, Sergio, Source
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 86, #161, pl. 6; BIB# 29547