Head of Eagle

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Object Name: 
Head of Eagle
Accession Number: 
Socket H: 1 cm, L: 6 cm; Base W: 4.3 cm, D: 3.8 cm; Socket in Neck Diam: 2.5 cm
On Display
299-200 BCE or later
Web Description: 
This head may have been part of the handle of a ceremonial sword or dagger.
Rabenou Ltd., Source
Primary Description: 
Amber glass, bubbly with heavily spalled surface; cast as a blank, wheel-cut and polished. Stylized head, massive cut beak, eyes, and panels of feathers on crest; collar of rectangular feathers and elaboration of crest feathers are executed by wheel-cutting; entire surface is ground and polished; socket in neck is cast, not subsequently wheel-cut.
Chemical Analyses of Early Glasses (Volume 1) (1999) pp. 84, 249, 251; BIB# 61154
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, pp. 120-121, #252, pl. 14; BIB# 29547
Recent Important Acquisitions, 17 (1975) illustrated, p. 169, #3; BIB# AI91035