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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Afghan
Title:Bead with animal design on metal wire
Type:Adornment
Materials:Stone and metal
Place Made:Asia; Afghanistan
Accession Number:  MH 2021.5.95
Credit Line:Gift of Julie Dupree Gill (Class of 1977) from the Dupree Collection
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
The pin and stone are seperate which me suggest they are from different eras. The pin is bronze, with two coiled circles at the end. The stone is an alabaster bead with a dragon incised on the front. The bead is broken in half.

Tags:
ancient; archaeology; beads; dragons

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https://museums.fivecolleges.edu/detail.php?t=objects&type=ext&id_number=MH+2021.5.95

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