7 Bead Fragments

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Object Name: 
7 Bead Fragments
Accession Number: 
(a) L: 3.9 cm; (b) L: 2.8 cm; (c) D: 2.3 cm; (d) D: 2.2 cm; (e) D: 2.5 cm; (f) D: 2.1; (g) L: 1.7 cm
Not on Display
1400-1250 BCE
Credit Line: 
Gift of Carl Berkowitz and Derek Content
Primary Description: 
(a) Translucent deep blue glass with heavy black weathering crust on surface; mold pressed. Fragment of a long rectangular bead which preserves a much eroded double scroll at the upper section with spike-like protrusions to the left of each scroll and a horizontal bar of relief dots below. (b) Similar to "a", less weathering crust. Fragment broken at top and bottom and preserves two scrolls and only one spike. (c-g) Translucent deep blue glass, thick white weathering crust adhering to surface; mold pressed with suspension holes formed while casting. Fragments of five different rosette beads, all preserve thickened center in cross section tapering toward perimeter.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Former Collection
Berkowitz, Carl, Source
Content, Derek, Source
Chemical Analyses of Early Glasses (Volume 1) (1999) pp. 49, 249; BIB# 61154
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, pp. 92-93, #170, 173; p. 94, #178 (a, b, h); BIB# 29547