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Cylindrical, Circular, Rectangular, and Fragmentory Beads

Asian Art

MEDIUM Semi-precious stone, metal, pearl and glass
  • Possible Place Made: Gandhara, India
  • DIMENSIONS Size range: 1/16 in. (0.2 cm) to 1/2 in. (1.3 cm)
    ACCESSION NUMBER 2021.1.110
    CREDIT LINE Bequest of Dr. Samuel Eilenberg
    PROVENANCE Prior to 1998, provenance not yet documented; by 1998, acquired by Samuel Eilenberg of New York; 1998, bequeathed by Samuel Eilenberg to the Brooklyn Museum; April 6, 2021, accessioned by the Brooklyn Museum.
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Selection of 38 beads of various materials and shapes, likely the former contents of a Buddhist reliquary or icon, deposited as offerings at the time of consecration.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
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