3 Blades and 2 Pieces of Debitage

Object Name: 
3 Blades and 2 Pieces of Debitage

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Object Name: 
3 Blades and 2 Pieces of Debitage
Accession Number: 
73.1.12
Dimensions: 
See Individual Records
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
before 1500
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John Dessel
Primary Description: 
3 Blades and 2 Pieces of Debitage. Smoky-gray obsidian: (a) blade; pressure flaked on both sides; broken at tang; (b) well-formed blade, worked into a graver or awl; almost opaque; possibly anatolian obsidian; (c) well-formed blade, probably for cutting; (d-e) two chips from preparation of the core.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Dessel, John, Source
1973
Dessel, Mrs. John, Source
1973
Color: 
Material: 
A Touch of Glass
Venue(s)
Explorers Hall, National Geographic Society 1995-02-15 through 1995-09-15
Modern Material in Antiquity: An Early History of the Art and Technology of Glass (2015-11) illustrated, p. 273;
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 284, #854-856 (a-e); BIB# 29547