Moulded heads
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Posted by: Will Post Reply
04/16/2017, 06:05:45

Thanks, Yankee, yes. These early-Roman-period solid moulded head pendants were cast within the two halves of a clay mould. They're interesting in part because they're a step towards the mould-formed bottles of the later Roman period (some of them Janus-headed), where the blown glass was shaped by two hollowed-out clay sections (detail attached).

I can't see mould lines on your Phoenician heads, but you're a better judge of that. I'd love to see photos of your yellow and green examples, because I've only ever seen them in dark purple glass. You have the most amazing collection.



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