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Two glass beads on iron rings

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posted on 2021-10-27, 07:28 authored by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Two cylindrical polychrome beads, similar but not identical. Faussett records that they had iron rings through them, now lost.a) Max. diam. 1.9 cm, height 1.7. The body apparently of dark green translucent glass with opaque red marvered marbled patterns running around the circumference, overlaid by thick opaque white marvered trails applied in deep zig-zags from top to bottom. Over the ends of these white trails is a band of opaque orange yellow at either end. b) Apparently basically opaque red with translucent dk. green marbling, overlaid by deeply marvered thick white (opaque) trails, 4 of them making a wave pattern around the circumference, and as on the last bead yellow bands over the white on the ends.

History

Grave ID

Barfrestone Grave 6

Object ID

M6584

Catalogue Number

M 6584

Material

glass, iron (Sonia Hakes Material Notes; iron, glass) (Antiquarian Material; baked earth, iron)

Complete Keyword List (Including Alternatives)

bead on ring, ring (Sonia Hawkes Keyword; bead, ring) (Antiquarian Keyword; bead, ringles)

Status

extant

Location

National Museums Liverpool

Collection

Mayer Collection

Original Collection

Faussett

Category ID

bead

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