Pendant Shaped Like Negro Head

Object Name: 
Pendant Shaped Like Negro Head

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Object Name: 
Pendant Shaped Like Negro Head
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
64.1.23
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 1.8 cm, W: 1.1 cm, D: 1 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
299-1 BC
Credit Line: 
Gift of Jerome M. Eisenberg
Primary Description: 
Opaque very deep purple, appearing black. Cast in mold with two vertical sections. Pendant shaped like negro head, with prominent brows and cheekbones, 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.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Eisenberg, Jerome M., Source
1964
Category: 
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Three (2003) illustrated, pp. 62, 217, #989; BIB# 58895