String of Beads

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Object Name: 
String of Beads
Accession Number: 
91.3.514
Dimensions: 
Overall L: 48.53 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Arline B. Oliphant in name of Naisha Butler
Primary Description: 
13 aventurine. 7 colorless with opaque black stripes partially overlaid with flecks of aventurine, ovoid, lampworked; 6 transparent light amber with aventurine segments, ovoid, lampworked; 22 circular band of "painted" gold or silver foil encased in opalescent , lampworked. Strung on waxed linen (?) with gold toned bead tips and ovoid filigreed snap clasp.
Provenance: 
Oliphant, Mrs. Arline B., Source
1991-07-03
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