Bead

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Object Name: 
Bead
Accession Number: 
79.1.26
Dimensions: 
Overall Diam: 1.2 cm, L: 1.2 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
possibly 700-1199
Credit Line: 
Gift of the American Research Center in Egypt
Primary Description: 
"Black" glass, with opaque white ornament; formed around mandrel, trailed, marvered, and tooled. Bead: spheroid, with perforation D. 0.3 cm. White trailed wound spirally in about five and one-half revolutions, then "dragged" with pointed tool in three places to create simple festooned effect.
Department: 
Provenance: 
American Research Center in Egypt, Source
1979-06-15
Category: 
Fustat Glass of the Early Islamic Period (2001) #47f, pp. 118, 120-122, fig .47f, pl. 47f; BIB# 75800