String of Beads

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Object Name: 
String of Beads
Accession Number: 
Overall L: 35.5 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Arline B. Oliphant in name of Naisha Butler
Primary Description: 
31 foils, 2 opaque black core with band of "painted" silver foil encased in colorless, lampworked ,circular - 18 small circular opaque "black" band of silver foil partially overlaid with multicolored transparent "crumbs"; 11 circular opaque black core with band(?) of "painted" silver foil or silver foil with "crumbs" encased in colorless, lampworked; 103 transparent turquoise, all but 1 faceted, several shades and shapes, some mold-pressed, mostly circular or barrel. Strung on waxed linen.
Oliphant, Mrs. Arline B., Source