Eye Beads

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Object Name: 
Eye Beads
Accession Number: 
Overall L: 24 cm (estimate); Largest Bead Diam: 2.8 cm, Th: 2 cm; Medium Beads Diam (max): 1.1 cm; Smallest Beads Diam (max): 0.8 cm
Not on Display
999-900 BCE
Primary Description: 
Opaque brick red, opaque light blue, opaque yellowish-green matrices, opaque yellow, transparent light blue and opaque white cane elements, bubbly with surface pitting, thin iridescent film; hot-worked, eye canes inlaid on wound glass matrix. Single large central bead of opaque red glass, eye canes consist of central transparent blue dot surrounded by opaque yellow, liner of blue in a large outer field of opaque yellow; on either side, a small wound opaque green bead, balance of necklace consists of small composite eye beads of green, blue and red matrix, each separated by a wound opaque green bead, opaque white glass surrounds "iris" on small beads. Three red beads differ slightly, being less well made.
Anavian, Faradj, Source
Corning Museum of Glass 2007-04-01 through 2007-10-21
West Bridge Show
Ancient Persia: The Art of an Empire
University Art Museum, Texas 1978-02-12 through 1978-04-16
Walters Art Gallery 1978-05-06 through 1978-06-17
Din Lumea Larga (2007-07) illustrated, p. 34;
The Gather (2007) illustrated, p. 6; BIB# AI75852
Glasperlen : vom einfachen bis zum anspruchsvollen Projekt (2005) illustrated, p. 9 (bottom); BIB# 103964
Making Glass Beads (2004) illustrated, p. 9 (bottom); BIB# 87168
Glasperlen: vm einfachen bis zum anspruchsvollen Projekt (1999) illustrated, p. 9, bottom; BIB# 64164
Making Glass Beads (1997) illustrated, p. 9, bottom; BIB# 58966
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 114, #231; BIB# 29547
Ancient Persia, the Art of an Empire (1978) illustrated, p. 87 (left); BIB# 20331