Pyramidal Bead

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Object Name: 
Pyramidal Bead
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Overall H: 1.2 cm, W: 1.2 cm
Not on Display
299 BCE-99 CE
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Primary Description: 
Pyramidal Bead. Translucent deep blue glass backed with opaque medium blue; cast, polished and drilled. Four sides ground and polished, base has thin fused layer of medium blue glass, two thin holes parallel with base pierced through two sides of the bead. One surface retains a geometric pattern which may suggest that the bead was initially gilt.
Kouchakji, Fahim (b. Syria, 1886-1976), Source