Glass whorl or bead


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

Translucent light green; trails in opaque white.
Flattened biconical shape; vertical hole with rounded edge of one side and rough lip on the other.
Three separate trails applied spirally and marvered into surface: on one side, spiral tooled into large scallop pattern of six loops; on the other, one trail around outer edge as narrow spiral tooled into thirteen swags, and the other tooled into a scallop pattern of four loops.
Intact; slight pitting and dulling, and faint iridescent weathering.

Glass whorl or bead, Glass, Frankish

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