String of Beads

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Object Name: 
String of Beads
Accession Number: 
Overall L: 40.7 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Arline B. Oliphant in name of Naisha Butler
Primary Description: 
6 transparent light green, circular faceted; 44 transparent grey-green faceted bicones; 7 transparent amber with opalescent swirls (2 barrel shape - 5 circular); 12 opaque yellow swirls in transparent yellow (4 tabular - 4 circular - 4 spiral fluted barrel); 4 opaque off white swirls encased in colorless, spiral fluted barrel; 6 blob of transparent green encased in opalescent, mold-pressed barrel shape with spiral ribs; 4 translucent tan with brown swirls, asymmetrically faceted barrel, slightly flattened; 2 opaque light yellow green satin encased in colorless, circular, faceted, mold-pressed; 4 opaque white swirls in transparent champagne color (2 faceted barrels, 2 asymmetrically faceted barrels); 91 transparent champagne, cylindrical or ovoid/barrel, small.
Oliphant, Mrs. Arline B., Source