Glass bead in the shape of a man's head
Near Eastern, Levantine, Phoenician
mid-5th–4th century B.C.
Ancient Glass (MFA), no. 06.
Height: 5.1 cm (2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Bearded archaic head, worn as a pendant to a necklace. Flesh white, hair and beard bright blue, with a row of dark blue curls across the forehead; eyebrows dark blue; lips and earrings yellow. Many fragments from back and tip of right ear missing.
By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens: certainly from Thebes.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund