Glass head pendant


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

Semi-opaque deep turquoise blue, with additions in opaque yellow and white, and translucent cobalt blue.
Cylindrical with rod hole at bottom; plain back with large vertical tooled groove; short U-shaped front projecting downwards; almost flat on top; small suspension loop applied at front on top of head.
Applied band of hair in two rows of curls across forehead in cobalt blue; upper half of face in yellow, with blue and white stratified eyes, prominent arched blue eyebrows, large hooked nose with nostrils as small applied blobs to either side, large yellow ears flanked above and below with white earrings; beard in blue with small mouth with protruding lips.
Intact, but chip in suspension loop; slight pitting and weathering, with encrustation inside rod hole.

Glass head pendant, Glass, Carthaginian

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