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Glass eye bead

Medium:
Glass; rod-formed and trailed
Dimensions:
L.: 3/8 in. (1 cm) Diam.: 9/16 in. (1.4 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.13
Not on view
Translucent deep blue; trails in opaque yellow.
Globular; sides decorated with three opaque yellow eyes with central dot.
Intact; some dulling and pitting; slight iridescent weathering.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5801, p. 514, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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