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Intact. A cylindrical glass bead, appearing black but possibly dark blue or purple, the ends neatly finished by grinding, with a single trail of yellow (or white now appearing yellow) glass making six rotations around the bead. Much of this is worn away but portions of the trail survive well at either end. Some surface pitting. Wearable.
PROVENANCE: Formerly in a German private collection
COMPARISONS: See Maud Spaer, Ancient Glass in the Israel Museum, Beads and Other Small Objects, catalog #s167-168 for related examples.