well formed, of solid dark blue glass, the head with deeply recessed eyes below strongly modeled brows. Possibly an element from a frieze, similar to that found surmounting the gilded shrine in the tomb of Tutankhamen, where a continuous row of them ran as a crest along the top of the a cavetto cornice inlayed with coloured glass and faience, to great decorative effect.
Condition:Intact and in excellent condition overall. A rare example.
Dimensions: Length: 3/4 inch (2 cm)
Provenance: Private NY collection, acquired from Bonhams London, 1998-1999, thereafter on loan to the Michael C. Carlos museum, Emory University until 2014.