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: 
Overall H: 1.8 cm, W: 1.1 cm, D: 1 cm
Not on Display
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.
Eisenberg, Jerome M., Source
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Three (2003) illustrated, pp. 62, 217, #989; BIB# 58895