Necklace of Glass and Faience Beads

Object Name: 
Necklace of Glass and Faience Beads

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Object Name: 
Necklace of Glass and Faience Beads
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
(a) Diam: 2.4 cm; (b) L: 2.8 cm, W: 1.1 cm
On Display
1400-1250 BCE
Primary Description: 
(a) Translucent deep blue glass with thick light brown weathering crust adhering in patches; mold-pressed, two suspension holes made while casting. Eleven roughly circular beads cast in a rosette pattern with a central convex button from which eight petals radiate, each petal is formed from a double or concentric tongue-like element. (b) Light green to mottled-blue faience beads of diamond shape, strung in pairs to separate the rosettes. Each bead is inscribed on both sides with two long triangles (base to base) to emphasize the diamond shape.
Sangiorgi, Sergio (Italian), Source
Sangiorgi, Giorgio (Italian, 1886-1965), Former Collection
Glass Jewelry: 25 Centuries of Style
Steuben Glass, Inc. 1991-09-24 through 1991-10-26
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 93, #172 (a, b); BIB# 29547