Pendant with Head of Demon

Object Name: 
Pendant with Head of Demon

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Object Name: 
Pendant with Head of Demon
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 3.3 cm
Not on Display
650-400 BCE
Primary Description: 
Opaque white glass, pitted, applied opaque yellow and translucent deep blue glass; core-formed with trailed and tooled decoration. Pendant bead in the shape of a demon, triangular in general form, tooled and flattened horizontal yellow beak trailing back up into wide arch eyebrows which frame bulging yellow eyes with large blue centers; small semi-circular yellow ears on back of head with trails of yellow running down to frame the outline of the bead, a suspension loop of white glass applied at the top of the head.
Komor, Mathias, Source
Clercq, M. de, Former Collection
Les pendentifs en verre sur noyau des pays de la méditerranée antique (1982) illustrated, p. 82 (no. 70, fig. 23); BIB# 23059
Story of Glass Coloring Book (1981) illustrated, p. 5, top right; BIB# 67749
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 109, #216; BIB# 29547