Glass head pendant

Phoenician or Carthaginian

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

Semi-opaque cobalt blue, with additions in opaque yellow, translucent pale yellow brown, and semi-opaque turquoise green, and eyes in an uncertain color, appearing black.
Cylindrical with large rod hole at bottom, slightly indented on top; arched rounded edge at back, front projecting downwards; applied suspension loop on top of head.
Applied row of large curls across forehead in brown; upper half of face in turquoise green, with long yellow eyebrows and black and yellow stratified eyes; yellow mouth and pairs of dots at sides of head for ears.
Broken, with lower part of face and nose missing; dulling, pitting, faint iridescent weathering, and some encrustation.

Glass head pendant, Glass, Phoenician or Carthaginian

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