Pendant with Head of Demon

Object Name: 
Pendant with Head of Demon

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Object Name: 
Pendant with Head of Demon
Accession Number: 
Overall L: 2.3 cm
On Display
650-400 BCE
Primary Description: 
Opaque white glass bubbly with striations, thin weathering film, applied opaque yellow and translucent deep blue glass; core-formed with trailed and tooled decoration. Pendant bead in the shape of a fantastic animal head, triangular in general form, emphasized beak moving back into thick eyebrows below which are two pads of opaque yellow glass forming the large eyes with blue centers, tooled ears on either side; the lower edge of the bead finished by trailing yellow around the bottom, now lost.
Kouchakji, Fahim (b. Syria, 1886-1976), Source