Bead (fused mosaic)

Object Name: 
Bead (fused mosaic)

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Object Name: 
Bead (fused mosaic)
Accession Number: 
Overall D: 1.2 cm, Th: 4.5 mm
Not on Display
99 BCE-99 CE
Primary Description: 
Opaque light blue, opaque dark blue, opaque white, opaque red, and translucent green glass, pitted and weathered with both surfaces reground recently; mosaic glass technique. Stylized face cane consists of white with features outlined in blue, open mouth in blue is outlined in red, "beard" in red surrounds lower half of face, upper half alternating dark blue and white squares suggesting hair, pupils in yellow-green glass probably the same as the thin circle surrounding the entire head (now heavily weathered); the entire cane is cased with a thick light blue band and horizontally pierced for suspension.
Kouchakji, Fahim (b. Syria, 1886-1976), Source
Designs in Miniature: The Story of Mosaic Glass
Corning Museum of Glass 1995-06-03 through 1995-10-22
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 274, #820; BIB# 29547