40 Wound Beads

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Object Name: 
40 Wound Beads
Accession Number: 
64.1.28
Dimensions: 
Overall H (max): 1 cm, Diam (max): .9 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1200 BCE
possibly 599-500 BCE
Credit Line: 
Bequest of the Estate of George S. McKearin
Primary Description: 
Opaque turquoise glass, bubbly and highly pitted, thin highly iridescent film over surface; wound and subsequently drilled. The beads are squat, spherical, and some almost straight-sided, barrel-shaped forms some of which may have been separated from a long rod and reheated.
Department: 
Provenance: 
McKearin, George S. (b. 1874), Source
1964-09-09
Category: 
A Touch of Glass
Venue(s)
Explorers Hall, National Geographic Society 1995-02-15 through 1995-09-15
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 98, #194; BIB# 29547