String of Beads

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Object Name: 
String of Beads
Accession Number: 
91.3.705
Dimensions: 
Overall L: 40.5 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Arline B. Oliphant in name of Naisha Butler
Primary Description: 
18 opaque white with red and rust enameling(?), rectangular tabular, tooled or pressed; 51 opaque light yellow tan, oblate discs; 2 opaque caramel colored long cylindrical with woven pattern, mold-pressed; 2 opaque brick red with inclusions, fluted cylinder; 6 circular translucent white with orange rust and often opaque white marbling/inclusions; 1 opaque light gold circular; 19 circular, dense translucent orange (sometimes white) swirls encased in translucent light orange or pale orange. Strung on waxed linen.
Provenance: 
Oliphant, Mrs. Arline B., Source
1991-07-03
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