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Pendant in the Shape of a Head

A work made of glass, rod-formed technique.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of glass, rod-formed technique.

Date:

5th century-3rd century BCE

Artist:

Phoenician; probably from the Eastern Mediterranean, or possibly Carthage (near modern Tunis, Tunisia)

About this artwork

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.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of Africa

Culture

Carthaginian

Title

Pendant in the Shape of a Head

Origin

Carthage

Date

500 BCE–201 BCE

Medium

Glass, rod-formed technique

Dimensions

1.6 × 0.8 × 0.8 cm (5/8 × 5/16 × 5/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson

Reference Number

X114

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