viernes, 10 de abril de 2015

Glass head pendant

Glass head pendant

Period: Classical

Date: 5th century B.C.

Culture: Phoenician or Carthaginian

Medium: Glass; rod-formed, trailed, and tooled

Dimensions: 1 7/16 × 1 1/8 × 3/4 in. (3.6 × 2.8 × 1.9 cm)

Classification: Glass

Credit Line: Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881

Accession Number: 81.10.151
Semi-opaque cobalt blue, with additions in opaque yellow, translucent pale yellow brown, and semi-opaque turquoise green, and eyes in an uncertain color, appearing black.
Cylindrical with large rod hole at bottom, slightly indented on top; arched rounded edge at back, front projecting downwards; applied suspension loop on top of head.
Applied row of large curls across forehead in brown; upper half of face in turquoise green, with long yellow eyebrows and black and yellow stratified eyes; yellow mouth and pairs of dots at sides of head for ears.
Broken, with lower part of face and nose missing; dulling, pitting, faint iridescent weathering, and some encrustation.
Met Museum

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