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Glass bead in the shape of a man's head

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Bearded archaic head, worn as a pendant to a necklace. Flesh white, hair and beard bright blue, with a row of dark blue curls across the forehead; eyebrows dark blue; lips and earrings yellow. Many fragments from back and tip of right ear missing.


By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens: certainly from Thebes.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Near Eastern, Levantine, Phoenician, mid-5th–4th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Ancient Glass (MFA), no. 06.


Height: 5.1 cm (2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads