Vehbi Koç Foundation Sadberk Hanim Museum
6th century BC
SHM 8640-HK 4111
Height: 2.40cm, Width: 1.50cm
Greek Archaic Period
This tiny core-formed glass pendant represents a male head with opaque black face, pointed chin, yellow fleshy lips, black bulbous nose, black pupils on white ground and black ears decorated above and below with white earrings. A yellow spot is applied to the centre of the forehead. The broken suspension loop on top of the head has been restored. During the 6th century BC, similar pendants were produced in Syria, Cyprus and in the port city of Carthage. Formerly in the collection of Hüseyin Kocabaş.
Hüseyin Kocabaş (as a collector)
By stylistic analysis and material dating
Purchased from a private collection.
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Senem Özden Gerçeker "Pendant" in MWNF GALLERIES , Museum With No Frontiers, 2020. http://www.museumwnf.org/thematicgallery/thg_galleries/database_item.php?itemId=objects;DGA;tr;Mus42;10;en&id=glass
Prepared by: Senem Özden Gerçeker
Copyedited by: Monica Allen
MWNF Working Number: TUR2_010