Pendant in the Shape of a Ram’s Head

Object Name: 
Pendant in the Shape of a Ram’s Head

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Object Name: 
Pendant in the Shape of a Ram’s Head
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 3.9 cm, W: 3.3 cm, L: 5.2 cm
On Display
about 400-300 BCE
Primary Description: 
Pendant in the Shape of a Ram’s Head. Opaque white glass, bubbly with some surface pitting and striations, translucent deep blue and opaque yellow glass; rod-formed with trailed and tooled decoration. Large pendant in the shape of a ram's head, heavy trails of deep blue curled from the top to the bottom of the head indicating horns with ears tooled and applied over these, between the two a large suspension loop is applied at the back of the head also in deep blue, the large eyes are outlined in yellow with large blue centers, the nose is highlighted in yellow.
Sangiorgi, Giorgio (Italian, 1886-1965), Former Collection
Sangiorgi, Sergio (Italian), Source
A Touch of Glass
Explorers Hall, National Geographic Society 1995-02-15 through 1995-09-15
Ancient and Islamic Glass: Selections from the Corning Museum of Glass (2019) illustrated, pp. 32-33, 35;
The History of Beads: from 30,000 B.C. to the present (1998) illustrated, p. 19; BIB# 69265
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, pp. 112-113, #226, pl. 13; BIB# 29547