Beads Shaped like Shields

Object Name: 
Beads Shaped like Shields

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Object Name: 
Beads Shaped like Shields
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall L: 2.2 cm, W: 1 cm
On Display
1400-1250 BCE
Primary Description: 
Translucent deep blue glass with thick yellow-brown weathering crust adhering to surface; mold-pressed, suspension holes above and below made while casting. Fourteen flattened oval or lozenge-shaped beads with small reel motif pierced for suspension at either end, recessed central area retains Mycenaean figure-eight shield design with raised center, outlined by relief dots.
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, p. 96, #185; BIB# 29547