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Glass head pendant

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
3rd–2nd century B.C.
Culture:
Phoenician or Carthaginian
Medium:
Glass; rod-formed and trailed
Dimensions:
Other: 3/4 x 11/16 x 1/2 in. (2 x 1.7 x 1.3 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.646
Not on view
Translucent blue, opaque red, and uncertain color, possibly opaque yellow.
Ovoid with irregular flat back; two large pads applied to sides of head with headband across forehead; vertical hole under chin. No trace of suspension loop at the top of the head.
Deep-set eye sockets, snub nose, and prominent lips; headband decorated with spiral trail.
Intact except for applied eyes; dulling, pitting, and brownish enamel-like weathering.
Froehner, Wilhelm. 1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan no. 180, p. 36, pl. 26.4, Paris.

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