Capstan-shaped Earring, Hairpin-shaped cane, Canes

  • China
  • 3rd - 1st centuries B.C.
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a) Translucent blue glass, ear plug shape. A narrow hole is pieced through the central axis of the plug.
B) Dark indigo colored glass, trumpet shaped. A narrow hole is pierced through the central axis. There are also similar examples which would have been used as ear decorations when they suspended some beads from their central holes.
C) Blue glass, drum shaped. Center pierced with small hole. Cast and then carved into a carefully worked form.

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Translucent indigo colored glass, long octagonal spindle shape.

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Translucent green glass. Octagonal columnar shape.