Pendant with Goddess Astarte

Object Name: 
Pendant with Goddess Astarte

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Object Name: 
Pendant with Goddess Astarte
Accession Number: 
55.1.64
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 8.2 cm, W: 2.5 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1400-1250 BC
Primary Description: 
Translucent deep blue glass, bubbly, entirely covered with a thick light brown weathering crust; mold pressed in a one-part mold. Female figure standing on a square base, hair appears to be pulled back from forehead and drops behind ears, vertically fluted on top of head, possibly bound by a horizontal diadem around forehead, features on face somewhat obliterated, prominent eyebrows, nose and mouth, neck covered with vertical ribs suggesting a wide necklace, stylized arms support her breasts, pronounced belly indicates pregnancy, stylized legs, thighs and knees indicated but no feet; a horizontal hole is preserved near the back of the plaque at shoulder level for suspension, excess glass from the original casting is preserved below the square base.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield, Source
1955-09-09
Color: 
Technique: 
Material: 
Glass from the Ancient World
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Verres Antiques de la Collection R.W. Smith
Venue(s)
Musee de Mariemont 1954 through 1954
 
Antikes Glas aus der Sammlung Ray Winfield Smith: Kurpfalzischen Museum Heidelberg
Venue(s)
Kurpfalzischen Museum 1952-11 through 1953
Ancient Glass from the Collection of Ray W. Smith
Venue(s)
Fogg Art Museum 1952
 
The Corning Museum of Glass (2010) illustrated, p. 65;
American and European Pressed Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1981) illustrated, p. 13, fig. 1; BIB# 30457
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 47, #1; BIB# 29547
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, pp. 30-31, #25; BIB# 27315
Ancient Art in American Private Collections (1954) #114, pl. 33; BIB# 19297
Antikes Glas aus der Sammlung Ray Winfield Smith (Heidelberg) (1952) illustrated, pp. 6-7, no. 4; BIB# 31788