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: 
66.1.212
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 3.9 cm, W: 3.3 cm, D: 5.2 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 400-300 BC
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.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Sangiorgi, Giorgio (Italian, 1886-1965), Former Collection
Sangiorgi, Sergio (Italian), Source
1965
to
1966
Technique: 
Material: 
A Touch of Glass
Venue(s)
Explorers Hall, National Geographic Society 1995-02-15 through 1995-09-15
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