Barrel-Shaped Bead

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Object Name: 
Barrel-Shaped Bead
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 1.8 cm, Diam: 1.9 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of the American Research Center in Egypt
Primary Description: 
Bubbly yellow green matrix with trails of opaque yellow, bluish white and red; mosaic glass technique. Barrel-shaped; chevron or herringbone pattern bead framed by grouping six canes spirally wound with alternating trails of yellow green, opaque yellow, bluish white and red, fusing the canes over a central rod, flattening and fire-polishing both ends.
American Research Center in Egypt, Source
Fustat Glass of the Early Islamic Period (2001) illustrated, p. 121 (fig. 47d), col. pl. iv (fig. VII); BIB# 75800
Glass Finds from Fustat: 1972-1980 (1987) illustrated, p. 71, no. 22, fig. 22; BIB# AI19058