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Pendant with Human Face
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Pendant with Human Face

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Description The oval plaque features a male head wearing an elaborate headdress that resembles the Macedonian "kausia" (a kind of flat hat). Similar pendants were made in the Roman Empire, but it is impossible to determine whether this pendant reached South Arabia as an import or was made locally after a foreign model.
  • Faces of Ancient Arabia: The Giraud and Carolyn Foster Collection of South Arabian Art. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2008.
Provenance Ahmed [local art dealer], Ta'izz, Yemen; Giraud and Carolyn Foster, Baltimore, 1961/2(?), by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 2007, by gift.
Credit Gift of Giraud and Carolyn Foster, 2007

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1st-5th century CE
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H: 2 11/16 x W: 1 9/16 x D: 1 in. (6.8 x 4 x 2.5 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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