Complex Eye Bead

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Object Name: 
Complex Eye Bead
Accession Number: 
Overall Diam: 2 cm, Th: 1.5 cm
Not on Display
600-201 BCE
Credit Line: 
Gift of Fahim Kouchakji
Primary Description: 
Yellow-brown glass appearing black and opaque white glass; core-formed, trail-decorated and tooled. Short barrel-shaped bead of "black" glass with six composite eye beads arranged in a zig-zag pattern around the surface and marvered in, each eye is composed of a large black center in a ground of two alternating layers of white and black; core material is red-orange.
Kouchakji, Fahim (b. Syria, 1886-1976), Former Collection
Corning Museum of Glass 2007-04-01 through 2007-10-21
West Bridge Show
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 116, #243; BIB# 29547