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Cast Pendant

Object Details

Title:

Cast Pendant

Artist/Maker:

Unknown

Culture:

Greek (Mycenaean)

Place:

Greece (Place Created)

Date:

about 14th century B.C.

Medium:

Glass

Object Number:

2004.15.2

Dimensions:

2.5 cm (1 in.)

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Object Description

Translucent dark blue glass. Each short end is decorated with a scroll pattern in relief. In the center, the decoration resembles an ear. Heavy weathering with significant iridescence.

Provenance
Provenance
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Pierre Mavrogordato, Greek, 1870 - 1948

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. 91, no. 240.

Walton, M.S, A. Shortland, S. Kirk, and P. Degryse. "Evidence for the Trade of Mesopotamian and Egyptian Glass to Mycenean Greece." Journal of Archaeological Science 36.7 (July 2009) 1496-1503.