Scarab on a Base

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Object Name: 
Scarab on a Base
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Overall L: 2.9 cm
Not on Display
600-201 BCE
Primary Description: 
Translucent deep blue glass, bubbly appearing opaque, thin brown weathering crust on bottom; cast and ground smooth on edges. Poorly modeled large scarab; flat back, tool marks.
Ross, John G., Source
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 160, #369; BIB# 29547