Pendant with Baboon

Object Name: 
Pendant with Baboon

What is AAT?

The Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) (r) is a structured vocabulary for generic concepts related to art and architecture. It was developed by The Getty Research Institute to help research institutions become consistent in the terminology they use.Learn More

Object Name: 
Pendant with Baboon
Accession Number: 
52.1.3
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 2 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
600-250 BC
Primary Description: 
Pendant. Translucent turquoise glass, pitted with thin iridescent film in patches, applied opaque yellow and translucent deep blue glass; core-formed with trailed and tooled decoration. Pendant bead in the shape of a seated baboon with hands raised to mouth, lower section of body not preserved; elongated snout highlighted with two dots of yellow glass, bulging yellow eyes with blue centers, high arched eyebrows in yellow; body preserves part of right arm with section of yellow hand, left arm and hand broken away.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Parke-Bernet Galleries, NYC, Former Collection
Mansoor, M. A., Former Collection
Color: 
Material: 
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 114, #230; BIB# 29547