Phoenician head

Egyptian
Late Period
700–500 B.C.


Object Place: Egypt, said to be from Malqata

Dimensions

Overall: 2.5 x 1.5 cm (1 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.1709

Medium or Technique

Glass

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This opaque glass bead is in the form of a Phoenician head. The upper part of the face is yellow, there is a twist of blue and white around the top of the head, and the beard is dark blue. There is a loop for suspension on top.

Provenance

Said to be from Egypt, Malqata. 1903: purchased for the MFA from Mohamed Mohassib, Luxor, Egypt by Albert M. Lythgoe for £3. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. (Accession date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund