Phoenician. <em>Fantastic Head</em>, 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)

Fantastic Head


Medium: Glass

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:second half 7th century–5th century B.C.E.

Dimensions: 1 1/16 x 11/16 x 11/16 in. (2.7 x 1.7 x 1.8 cm)


Accession Number: 37.1654E

Image: CUR.37.1654E_view01.jpg,

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.

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