Glass head pendant

Phoenician or Carthaginian

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

Semi-opaque turquoise blue, with additions in opaque white and brownish red, and translucent cobalt blue.
Cylindrical with large rod hole at bottom, flattened on back and indented on top; horizontal rounded edge at back, front projecting downwards; applied suspension loop on top of head.
Applied row of small curls across forehead in cobalt blue; upper half of face in red, with long blue eyebrows and blue and white stratified eyes; forked beard in turquoise blue with lips and ears in red, and earrings above and below ear in white.
Intact, but missing curls on proper right side of forehead and lower blob of right earring; dulling, slight pitting, and some encrustation.

Glass head pendant, Glass, Phoenician or Carthaginian

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