4 Beads

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Object Name: 
4 Beads
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Not on Display
1400-1300 BCE
Primary Description: 
Translucent deep blue, translucent greenish-blue, opaque white and opaque yellow glass, all bubbly with stone, some surface dulling, otherwise unweathered; all are tooled and trail decorated, (II) is probably drilled, while the others are formed on a wire or rod. (I) Pear-shaped bead, deep blue body with an opaque white trail applied in a zigzag decoration around the greatest diameter and a second horizontal trail applied at neck now broken away; base slightly concave at suspension hole, vertically pierced. (II) Heart amulet of translucent greenish-blue glass, decorated with festooned horizontal trails of opaque white and opaque yellow, two wide lugs pulled out vertically on body, top flattened and just slightly thickened before tapering into short neck; truncated flat bottom. (III) Flat oval bead of translucent greenish-blue glass with applied trail of opaque yellow highlighting large horizontal suspension hole, possible drilled. (IV) Long cylindrical bead with rounded ends, circular in cross section, deep blue glass with an applied trail of yellow at one end.
Kouchakji, Fahim (b. Syria, 1886-1976), Source