String of Beads

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Object Name: 
String of Beads
Accession Number: 
91.3.695
Dimensions: 
Overall L: 31.2 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Arline B. Oliphant in name of Naisha Butler
Primary Description: 
45 opaque black faceted cornerless cubes (some iridized), mold-pressed; 1 transparent green-yellow, circular, pitted surface; 42 assorted circular all with pieces of what looks to be red foil, mold-pressed (13 opaque light green with red - 3 opaque bluish satin with red - 6 pale yellow-green with red - 3 opaque peach satin with red - 4 opaque black encased in colorless with red - 8 opaque peach satin encased in colorless with red - 1 opaque yellow satin encased in colorless with red - 1 translucent purple with red - 2 transparent amber gold, only traces of red remain at string holes - 1 opaque pale pink with brown stripes and red) all have pitted surface. Strung on brown cord with tarnished and worn gold toned metal jump ring and spring clasp.
Provenance: 
Oliphant, Mrs. Arline B., Source
1991-07-03
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