2 Rosettes and 2 Beads

Object Name: 
2 Rosettes and 2 Beads

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Object Name: 
2 Rosettes and 2 Beads
Accession Number: 
(a) Diam: 1.5 cm ; (b) Diam: 1.5 cm; (c) L: 2 cm; (d) L: 1.6 cm
Not on Display
25 BCE-99 CE
Credit Line: 
Gift of Carl Berkowitz and Derek Content
Primary Description: 
Translucent deep blue glass and opaque white glass, dull surfaces, some thin iridescent weathering product; cased and mold-pressed, all except (c) are drilled. (a,b) Blue glass with white backing, (a) retains a small central opaque white dot, body of the rosette being six rounded petals, flat on the back, both elements are drilled with two narrow string holes. (c) horizontally fluted melon-shaped bead, cased with white on the back, flat back, rounded ridges, feathered edge suggests pressed into an open mold. (d) Similar to preceding except ridges are sharp, possibly reground and bead is longitudinally pierced for suspension.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Former Collection
Berkowitz, Carl, Source
Content, Derek, Source
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 246, #716-719 (a-d); BIB# 29547