Bead Fragment

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Object Name: 
Bead Fragment
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
59.1.60 A
Overall H: 2.4 cm, W: 2.3 cm
Not on Display
1400-1250 BCE
Primary Description: 
Translucent aquamarine glass with thick white weathering crust on surface, some bubbles on back; mold pressed with suspension hole made while casting. Fragment preserves roughly half of an almost-square bead which had a long ribbed reel along either side through which suspension holes were made; between these a recessed area preserves a decorative motif of four stylized ivy leaves springing from one side.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source