London, South Kensington
26 April 2012
A CARTHAGINIAN GLASS HEAD PENDANT
CIRCA 5TH-4TH CENTURY B.C.
Cobalt blue with yellow face, applied ears and lips, a fringe of dark blue blobs, the beard with vertical ribs, blue on white on blue eyes and arched blue brows, trailed attachment loop above
2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm.) high
Giorgio Sangiorgi collection, Rome; formed in the late 19th-early 20th Century.
Ancient Glass formerly in the G. Sangiorgi Collection; Christie's, New York, 3 June 1999, lot 33.
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The illustration for lot 388 has been mis-labelled as lot 387 in the printed and online catalogue.
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