String of Beads

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Object Name: 
String of Beads
Accession Number: 
Overall L: 64.9 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Arline B. Oliphant in name of Naisha Butler
Primary Description: 
345 white band overlaid with colorless, small cylindrical, drawn; 12 colorless small cylinders, drawn; 5 transparent light amethyst with opaque white swirls, barrel shaped tabular with slight twist; 11 transparent amethyst with opaque white satin, mold-pressed, circular (3 sizes); 12 transparent amethyst, circular, some wound, some drawn (3 sizes); 1 transparent amethyst with opaque amethyst swirls, wound, circular; 2 transparent amethyst with pieces of silver foil overlaid by transparent amethyst, long ovoid; 5 transparent light amethyst faceted (1 barrel, 4 short bicone discs); 11 colorless, faceted, drawn (1 cone - 3 circular - 6 cylindrical/barrel shaped - 1 long cylindrical); 1 transparent pale yellow faceted cylindrical/barrel shape; 1 transparent amethyst to lavender blue faceted barrel, drawn; 1 opaque purple satin, circular; 1 translucent amethyst/pink with amethyst swirls, circular. Strung on silk(?).
Oliphant, Mrs. Arline B., Source