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Flamed-worked Face bead

Object Details

Title:

Flamed-worked Face bead

Artist/Maker:

Unknown

Culture:

Greek or Punic

Place:

Olbia, Black Sea, Greece (Place Created)

Date:

5th–4th century B.C.

Medium:

Glass

Object Number:

2004.9

Dimensions:

1.5 cm (9/16 in.)

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Object Description

Phoenician opaque glass bead of a bearded male head. Made of yellow (skin) and black (eyes, hair and beard) glass.

Provenance
Provenance
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Pierre Mavrogordato, Greek, 1870 - 1948 (Berlin, Germany)

by 1974 - 1988

Erwin Oppenländer, 1901 - 1988 (Waiblingen, Germany), by inheritance to his daughter, Ingrid Reisser, 1988.

1988 - 2004

Ingrid Reisser (Böblingen, Germany), sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 2004.

Bibliography
Bibliography

Saldern, Axel von, et al. Gläser der Antike: Sammlung Erwin Oppenländer, exh. cat. (Hamburg: Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, 1974), p. 83, no. 226.