String of Beads

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Object Name: 
String of Beads
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Overall L: 51.4 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Arline B. Oliphant in name of Naisha Butler
Primary Description: 
48 opaque white satin core encased in colorless with opaque pale blue satin at ends, mold-pressed, faceted barrel with dimples at both ends; 14 transparent blue, drawn, circular with engraved symbols; 27 opaque black faceted bicones. Strung on linen. With attached tassel of 2 transparent blue circular faceted, 1 opaque blue satin, wound, pressed band of spiral ribs, circular and 2 faceted opaque black iridized seed beads strung on monofilament with tassel of transparent medium blue small cylinders and opaque black faceted, iridized seed beads. Strung on blue cord.
Oliphant, Mrs. Arline B., Source