Pear-Shaped Bead

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Object Name: 
Pear-Shaped Bead
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Overall H: 1.8 cm; Hole Diam: 4.5 cm
Not on Display
about 1400-1300 BC
Credit Line: 
Gift of Fahim Kouchakji
Primary Description: 
Pear-Shaped Bead. Translucent deep blue glass bubbly with much white stone and opaque white trail; formed on a wire or rod, trail decorated and tooled. Pear-shaped with an applied zigzag trail of opaque white at greatest diameter, probably a second horizontal trail applied at neck, now broken away; vertically pierced with a wide hole, possibly redrilled.
Kouchakji, Fahim, Former Collection
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 82, #144; BIB# 29547