10 Beads and Fragments

Object Name: 
10 Beads and Fragments

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Object Name: 
10 Beads and Fragments
Accession Number: 
(a) Diam: 1.2 cm; (b) Diam: 0.9 cm; (d,e) Diam: 0.6 cm
Not on Display
1400-1250 BCE
Credit Line: 
Gift of Gawain McKinley
Primary Description: 
Faience, translucent medium blue and greenish-blue, also yellow-brown and opaque white glass, bubbly, some pitting, (a) retains a thin white weathering film; wound and cast. (a) Large spherical bead of yellow-brown glass, wide opaque white trail applied around greatest diameter perpendicular to suspension hole. (b,c) Two wound short barrel-shaped or almost disc beads of greenish-blue glass, undecorated. (d,e) Similar beads, more spherical of deep blue glass. (h,i) Four fragments of cast Mycenaean beads of rectangular variety; alternating reels and bosses. (j) Small cylindrical faience bead of bluish green color.
McKinley, Gawain (British, 1945-1996), Source
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, pp. 97-98, #193; BIB# 29547