• Ancient Jewelry  auction at Christies

    Sale 2233

    Ancient Jewelry

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 381

    A CARTHAGINIAN GLASS HEAD PENDANT

    CIRCA 5TH-4TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A CARTHAGINIAN GLASS HEAD PENDANT
    CIRCA 5TH-4TH CENTURY B.C.
    Rod-formed of opaque yellow glass, with dark blue rings for the eyes, an applied spiral-twisted blue, yellow and white headband, a dark blue spiral ringlet of hair on either side, the perforated ears in applied yellow below, dark blue for the hair at the back, surmounted by a thick ridged dark blue suspension loop
    7/8 in. (2.2 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Collection of a diplomat, acquired in Damascus, 1960s.