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Glass double-headed pendant with gold hoop

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
late 4th–3rd century B.C.
Culture:
Punic, Western Mediterranean
Medium:
Gold, glass; cast in a two-piece mold and rod-pierced
Dimensions:
Other (Pendant): 1 x 5/8 x 5/16 in. (2.5 x 1.6 x 0.8 cm) Diameter (earring): 1/2 in. (1.2 cm)
Classifications:
Gold and Silver, Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.4033
Not on view
Pendant:
Translucent honey brown.
Oval disk with flat projecting flange around heads; trailed ring for suspension hoop attached to top of disk; pierced vertical hole at bottom of disk.
The two heads are very similar but not identical: hair arranged in two rows of knobby curls; irregular lines running across forehead; eyes with pupils; drooping mustache and facial hair on cheeks.
Complete, except for chip to one side of hole under chin; dulling and patches of weathering.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 4033, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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