String of Beads

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Object Name: 
String of Beads
Accession Number: 
Overall L: 40.1 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Arline B. Oliphant in name of Naisha Butler
Primary Description: 
3 opaque green with black spots, lampworked, ovoid tabular with 4 panels; 29 transparent green with black swirls, lampworked (11 cylindrical tabular with wavy lines on both sides - 15 barrel shape with dimples - 3 barrel 3-sided with bumps); 8 transparent olive green with aventurine swirls, wound, barrel shaped; 10 opaque green with black swirls, lampworked, pressed (4 spiral fluted barrel shaped with dimples - 1 ovoid - 1 cylindrical tabular with wavy lines on both sided - 4 asymmetrically faceted barrel); 2 opaque white swirls in transparent teal, circular asymmetrically faceted; 3 transparent green (1 ovoid, 1 distorted, 1 asymmetrically faceted); 4 transparent green with opaque white swirls, lampworked (1 barrel shape, 1 asymmetrically faceted barrel, 2 bumpy barrel shape); 1 opaque white, black and transparent green swirl, lampworked, asymmetrically faceted barrel; 1 transparent light green trails, barrel shape, lampworked; 1 opaque white swirls in transparent turquoise and green, circular, lampworked; 1 opaque white, green and black swirled, lampworked, paneled barrel. Strung on linen.
Oliphant, Mrs. Arline B., Source