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Fantastic Head

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

CULTURE Phoenician
DATES second half 7th century–5th century B.C.E.
PERIOD Persian Period
DIMENSIONS 1 1/16 x 11/16 x 11/16 in. (2.7 x 1.7 x 1.8 cm)  (show scale)
CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Grotesque head of opaque colored glass. The head has a bald, rounded skull, and wide beard. The brows are curved, and of yellow glass as are the outlines around the eyes, the cosmetic line (on left eye only), and ear (no ear preserved on the right side). The eyes are white with blue pupils. The nose is blue as is a border line around the edge of the beard which also runs around the back of the head. There is a hole in the bottom of the head. Condition: Some stains.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Phoenician. Fantastic Head, second half 7th century–5th century B.C.E. Glass, 1 1/16 x 11/16 x 11/16 in. (2.7 x 1.7 x 1.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1654E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.1654E_view01.jpg)
IMAGE top, CUR.37.1654E_view01.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2015
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