11 December 2003
THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN COLLECTION
A CARTHAGINIAN GLASS HEAD PENDANT
Circa 5th-4th Century B.C.
Rod-formed of turquoise glass, with an opaque white face, ears and nose, the eyes blue on white on blue, with opaque yellow for the blob earrings and open mouth, trailed-on dark blue and opaque white for the twisted head-band, surmounted by a ridged turquoise suspension loop
7/8 in. (2.3 cm.) high
Acquired by the current owner's family in the 1980s.
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