Magatama Amulet

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Object Name: 
Magatama Amulet
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
61.6.58
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 1.9 cm, W: 1.4 cm, Th: 0.7 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
710-794
Primary Description: 
Opaque green glass; molded and cut; coiled and drawn out. Unusual form, due to drawing-out of the glass thread after the coiling of a bead, evidence of which is apparent in cloudy bubbles seen below the surface which, toward the "head" and along the "back" are elongated and ellipsoidal, becoming circular toward the tail; unusual placing of the incised lines on the head, which are grooves at the periphery but thin out before reaching the bore; surface pitting prominent; specific gravity, 3.20.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Blair, Dorothy, Source
1961-03-21
Color: 
Technique: 
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2007-04-01 through 2007-10-21
West Bridge Show
A History of Glass in Japan (1973) p. 78, pl. 51; pp. 53, 359-360; BIB# 27425