Bi-conical glass bead

Possibly Carthaginian

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

Semi-opaque dark blue, appearing almost black; additions in opaque yellow, white, and dark blue.
Large, biconical shape with vertical hole, wide at one end with slightly flaring, rounded edge, and narrow at other, rounded end.
Three horizontal yellow trails, comprising one wound around rounded end and one around center of bead, both marvered, and the third left in relief around flaring end; in spaces between trails two sets of four evenly-spaced stratified large blobs.
One blob missing, and cracked gaps around flaring end; dulling and faint creamy iridescent weathering.

Cylindrical; blue, with blue drops.

Bi-conical glass bead, Glass, Possibly Carthaginian

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