Necklace of Beads

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Object Name: 
Necklace of Beads
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Quartz Beads L: 5 cm; Carnelian Beads L: 1 cm; Glass Beads L: 8 mm
Not on Display
199 BC-199 AD
Primary Description: 
Translucent white banded quartz (5), dark blue glass (29), and carnelian beads (24), some chips and surface dulling, some weathering product on glass beads; glass beads are wound and some are ground and faceted, carnelian and quartz beads are cut and polished, some carnelian are ground and faceted. Long convex biconical quartz bead is central element, on either side two wound blue glass beads separated by a short biconical carnelian, above smaller convex biconical quartz beads (4) are separated by similar groups. A series of alternating large faceted or cornerless cube carnelian beads (17) alternate with smaller similarly faceted blue glass beads (16), to even out the strand some wound blue glass beads and some short convex biconical carnelian are used.
Anavian, Faradj, Former Collection
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 290, #886; BIB# 29547