About This Artwork

Phoenician; probably from the Eastern Mediterranean, or possibly Carthage

Pendant in the Shape of a Head, 5th century/3rd century BC

Glass, rod-formed technique
1.6 x 0.8 x 0.8 cm (5/8 x 5/16 x 5/16 in.)

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson, X114

Head pendants like this example have been found in Phoenician settlements in North Africa and the Levant. They may have been made by Phoenician glassmakers or used as trade goods by Phoenician merchants.

— Permanent collection label

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