String of Beads

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Object Name: 
String of Beads
Accession Number: 
91.3.328
Dimensions: 
Overall L: 41 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Arline B. Oliphant in name of Naisha Butler
Primary Description: 
13 foils - 7 circular transparent pale yellow core with silver foil band with blue "painting" encased in colorless - 3 band of silver foils encased in transparent turquoise with opaque white swirls, lampworked - 1 band of silver foil with yellow "painting" encased in transparent turquoise, lampworked twisted ovoid tabular - 2 circular "crumb" of turquoise and silver foil encased in opalescent; 78 (2 sizes) transparent pale blue circular, some "crackled" or "frosted"; 3 lead shaped barrels, transparent light turquoise with iridized surface; 3 opaque light blue twisted cylindrical tabular; 4 transparent blue and opaque white swirls encased in colorless, twisted cylindrical tabular; 1 ovoid transparent turquoise blue; 3 transparent turquoise ovoid; 2 circular transparent turquoise faceted; 1 circular opalescent blue; 1 circular "crackled" or "frosted" transparent light turquoise; 3 opalescent and turquoise pear shaped, mold-pressed. Strung on waxed linen.
Provenance: 
Oliphant, Mrs. Arline B., Source
1991-07-03
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