Beads Shaped like Lilies

Object Name: 
Beads Shaped like Lilies

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Object Name: 
Beads Shaped like Lilies
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Accession Number: 
Overall L: 1.8 cm, W: 1.3 cm
On Display
1400-1250 BCE
Primary Description: 
Translucent deep blue glass with heavy light brown weathering crust on surface; mold pressed, suspension hole on top made while casting. Five wedge-shaped beads retain the Mycenaean lily motif; the narrow top is a simple reel pierced for suspension and down from this spreads the volute pattern terminating with an arch of relief dots at the base.
Sangiorgi, Sergio (Italian), Source
Sangiorgi, Giorgio (Italian, 1886-1965), Former Collection
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, pp. 95-96, #184; BIB# 29547