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Polychrome glass bead

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posted on 27.10.2021, 19:22 authored by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Large ring-bead, diam. 2.9cm, thickness c. 7mm. Basic bead made of translucent olive brown glass, surface iridescent and deteriorated. Inlaid with 2 different composite marvered trails: one a spiral thread of pale olive green and opaque yellow glass, the other more deteriorated but apparently a spiral trail of opaque white and translucent jade green or turquoise blue glass. There is a green and yellow spiral trail around the edge of the hole on either side.Faussett called them 'vermicular' and this about sums them up. The trails are laid on clumsily in loops, occasionally turning into interlacing knots. There is less of the blue-white trail. The surface of this bead is much battered.

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Grave ID

Sibertswold Downs Grave 133

Object ID

M6501

Catalogue Number

M 6501

Material

glass (Sonia Hawkes Material Notes; glass) (Antiquarian Material; N/A)

Complete Keyword List (Including Alternatives)

bead (Sonia Hawkes Keyword; bead) (Antiquarian Keyword; bead, pebble)

Status

extant

Location

National Museums Liverpool

Collection

Mayer Collection

Original Collection

Faussett

Category ID

bead

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