Glass head pendant

Phoenician or Carthaginian

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

Translucent pale yellow brown, with additions in opaque yellow, translucent pale yellow brown and blue.
Cylindrical with large rod hole at bottom; horizontal rounded edge at back, U-shaped large front projecting downwards; applied suspension loop on top of head.
Applied row of large curls across forehead in brown, extending back across top of head; upper half of face in yellow, with long blue eyebrows meeting across bridge of nose, blue and yellow stratified eyes, and long slender applied nose; mouth concealed by beard of long radiating curls; trails to sides of head for ears.
Intact, but crack in back of head and part of two curls on forehead missing; dulling, pitting, creamy enamel-like weathering, and some iridescence.


Glass head pendant, Glass, Phoenician or Carthaginian

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