Glass bead in the shape of a man's head

Near Eastern, Levantine, Phoenician
mid-5th–4th century B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Ancient Glass (MFA), no. 06.

Dimensions

Height: 5.1 cm (2 in.)

Accession Number

01.8234

Medium or Technique

Glass

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

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.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund