Phoenician Glass Head

Culture: Phoenician
Period: 6th-4th century B.C.
Material: Glass
Dimensions: 4 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 6055
Provenance: Japanese private collection acquired 1975. Thence Cahn Auktionen Basel on 13 November 2015, lot 113. Accompanied by an Art Loss Register dated 9 October 2015.
Condition: Intact
Description: Rod-shaped glass head with a white face, the large eyes and thick eyebrows of light blue and yellow glass paste. Yellow curls framing the forehead, the short beard is also yellow, like the spherical earrings. With the suspension above the head the pendant was worn around the neck, possibly with apotropaic function.