Pendant with Head of Man

Object Name: 
Pendant with Head of Man

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Object Name: 
Pendant with Head of Man
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Overall L: 4.5 cm, D: 2.4 cm
On Display
400-300 BCE
Primary Description: 
Pendant with Head of Man. Opaque streaky medium-blue glass, pitted, filled with impurities, some weathering striations, applied opaque yellow and opaque white glass with translucent deep yellow-green (appearing black) glass; core-formed with trailed and tooled decoration. Large pendant bead in the shape of a bearded head formed over a grainy red-orange core with an irregular suspension loop on top, face modeled in opaque yellow glass, eyes lined with dark yellow-green, eyebrows and curls across top of head and vertically ribbed beard of same glass, lips in opaque yellow applied over beard, dot of opaque white between eyebrows also below ears as jewelry.
Kouchakji, Fahim (b. Syria, 1886-1976), Source
Story of Glass Coloring Book (1981) illustrated, p. 5, center; BIB# 67749
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 111, #223, pl. 13; BIB# 29547
Masterpieces of Glass (Ceramic Age) (1955) p. 58, ill.;