Pendant with Nude Female

Object Name: 
Pendant with Nude Female

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Object Name: 
Pendant with Nude Female
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 7 cm, W: 1.8 cm, D: 1.7 cm
On Display
1500-1200 BC
Primary Description: 
Pendant with Nude Female. Translucent deep blue glass, bubbly, entirely covered with a thick white, tan, and iridescent weathering crust; mold pressed in a one-part mold. Female figure standing on a square base, hair appears to be pulled back from forehead and drops behind ears, vertically fluted on top of head, possibly bound by a horizontal diadem around forehead, features on face somewhat obliterated, prominent eyebrows, nose and mouth, neck covered with vertical ribs suggesting a wide necklace, stylized arms support her breasts, pronounced belly indicates pregnancy, stylized legs, thighs and knees indicated but no feet; a horizontal hole is preserved near the back of the plaque at shoulder level for suspension, excess glass from the original casting is preserved below the square base.
Smith, Ray Winfield, Source
Glass from the Ancient World
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Verres Antiques de la Collection R.W. Smith
Musee de Mariemont 1954 through 1954
Antikes Glas aus der Sammlung Ray Winfield Smith: Kurpfalzischen Museum Heidelberg
Kurpfalzischen Museum 1952-11 through 1953
Ancient Glass from the Collection of Ray W. Smith
Fogg Art Museum 1952
The Corning Museum of Glass (2010) illustrated, p. 65;
American and European Pressed Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1981) illustrated, p. 13, fig. 1; BIB# 30457
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 47, #1; BIB# 29547
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, pp. 30-31, #25; BIB# 27315
Ancient Art in American Private Collections (1954) #114, pl. 33; BIB# 19297
Antikes Glas aus der Sammlung Ray Winfield Smith (Heidelberg) (1952) illustrated, p. 6-7 (#4); BIB# 31788