String of Beads

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Object Name: 
String of Beads
Accession Number: 
Overall L: 39.0 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Arline B. Oliphant in name of Naisha Butler
Primary Description: 
4 opaque white and transparent yellow green swirl, asymmetrically faceted; 72 colorless circular faceted (assorted sizes), some with partial lustre coating; 12 colorless faceted bicones (assorted sizes - 1 with partial iridized/lustre surface); 1 colorless faceted square; 2 colorless ovoid leaf shapes, iridized surface, mold-pressed; 1 ovoid barrel colorless faceted, iridized surface; 11 translucent yellow green (5 circular, wound - 3 barrel shape with dimpled surface - 3 ovoid spiral twists); 1 circular translucent pale green, wound; 5 opaque light yellow transparent yellow green swirls (1 circular - 3 ovoid with dimpled surface, wound - 1 spiral twist ovoid); 2 translucent pale green with yellow green swirls (distorted shape, 1 circular). Strung on linen with 2 different style gold toned rondelles.
Oliphant, Mrs. Arline B., Source