String of Beads

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Object Name: 
String of Beads
Accession Number: 
Overall L: 38.0 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Arline B. Oliphant in name of Naisha Butler
Primary Description: 
35 foils; 29 band of silver foil over opaque black core encased in transparent teal, fluted cylinder, lampworked; 6 opaque cream colored with tan inclusions with pieces of silver foil overlaid with colorless lampworked (2 circular, 4 long-barrel); 23 opaque tan, faceted barrel disks; 6 opaque cream with yellowish tan striped satin, mold pressed (2 sizes), ovoid; 12 opaque cream spirals encased in colorless, asymmetrical faceted barrel-shaped, lampworked; 2 opaque tan spirals encased in colorless, spiral fluted barrel shape, lampworked; 4 opaque cream, circular, faceted, iridized, mold pressed; 2 miscellaneous - 1 opaque tan satin encased in colorless, lampworked, twisted long square; 1 triangle, opaque cream with pink and colorless (?) striations. Strung on waxed linen.
Oliphant, Mrs. Arline B., Source