Phoenician Glass Head Amulet

Culture: Phoenician
Period: 5th-4th century B.C.
Material: Glass
Dimensions: 2.4 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 6511
Provenance: American private collection, acquired from Herakles Numismatics on December 4, 1995. With a copy of the invoice.
Condition: Professionally reassembled from two pieces without any missing parts.
Description: Finely worked out glass head of a bearded man. The face of opaque yellow glass, the eyes applied with white and blue glass paste. On the forehead a small, white glass bead. The beard is blue and red and finely ribbed. On the sides the ears with white earrings. The hair applied with diagonally blue-white glass threads. Through the profiled blue suspension on the head the amulet was worn around the neck, possibly with apotropaic function. See for the typus the glass head in the Corning Museum of Glass with the Accession Number 68.1.15.