Mosaic Glass Bead

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Object Name: 
Mosaic Glass Bead
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Overall L: 2.1 cm
Not on Display
299 BCE-99 CE
Primary Description: 
Biconical yellow bead, three bands of mosaic glass wound around center, central band has circular yellow canes cased and divided in three by red and surrounded by a band of alternating rays of amethyst and white, each rosette is separated by a narrow band of yellow above and below this are bordering strips of alternating stripes red, white and amethyst respectively: one-quarter of the bead is broken away and reveals that the object was wound around a metal rod.
Kouchakji, Fahim (b. Syria, 1886-1976), Source
Making Glass Beads (1997) illustrated, p. 10, top; BIB# 58966