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: 
Overall H: 1.5 cm, W: 0.9 cm, D: 0.9 cm
Not on Display
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.
Berkowitz, Carl, Source
Content, Derek, Source
Smith, Ray Winfield, Former Collection
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