String of Beads

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Object Name: 
String of Beads
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Overall L: 39.1 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Arline B. Oliphant in name of Naisha Butler
Primary Description: 
8 foils - 6 transparent amethyst with band of silver foil overlaid with transparent amethyst and green, square shape (2 sizes) - 2 circular opaque amethyst satin with 3 silver foil "painted" "eyes", eyes overlaid with colorless, lampworked; 69 faceted bicones (33 transparent reddish purple - 36 transparent bluish purple); 1 transparent amethyst circular faceted; 69 transparent to opaque purples and white (imitating amethyst stones); 6 circular, 63 mostly disc shaped imitating stones; 6 brass ribbed bicones. Strung on linen.
Oliphant, Mrs. Arline B., Source