Amulet with Two Flat Faces

Object Name: 
Amulet with Two Flat Faces

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Object Name: 
Amulet with Two Flat Faces
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
59.1.273
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 2.3 cm, W: 1.6 cm, Th: 0.4 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1800-1959
Primary Description: 
Colorless, with few small bubbles. Probably pressed in mold with two sections. Amulet: oval, with two flat faces and rounded edge. Upper surface has head in low relief: male, with hair parted at center, round eyes, narrow triangular nose, parted lips, and beard; above his head, short radiating lines. Lower surface has, again in low relief, standing figure with trident, above which are two birds facing each other. Flat faces have two small circular perforations above head and at right side of beard. Mold seam (?) visible in surviving part of edge.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
1959-07-27
Color: 
Technique: 
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Three (2003) illustrated, p. 112, #1073; BIB# 58895