Pendant Shaped Like a Head

Object Name: 
Pendant Shaped Like a Head

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Object Name: 
Pendant Shaped Like a Head
Accession Number: 
76.1.170
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 1.5 cm, W: 0.9 cm, D: 0.9 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
299-1 BC or later
Credit Line: 
Gift of Carl Berkowitz and Derek Content
Web Description: 
Pendants of this type are fairly common. They are believed to be from Egypt. Opinion about their date is divided between the Hellenistic and Roman periods.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Berkowitz, Carl, Source
1976-01-01
Content, Derek, Source
1976-01-01
Smith, Ray Winfield, Former Collection
Category: 
Primary Description: 
Opaque very deep purple glass, appearing black; cast in mold with two vertical sections; shaped like head of African, with high forehead, broad nose, and protruding lips; top and back of head covered with rounded curls; remains of suspension loop at top. Vertical mold seams plainly visible at sides of face.
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Three (2003) illustrated, pp. 62-63, 217, #990; BIB# 58895