Pendant amulet

Description
This small pendant is made from pale blue glass with a suspension hole at the top. It is badly damaged as the surface has decayed to form an iridescent surface and it is heavily pitted. The shape is unusual and may represent a bronze bell clapper. Many people in ancient Greece believed the sound of bells frightened off evil spirits, so this amulet may have had the same symbolic use.
Accession Loan No.
5/1946/369
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Common Name
pendant amulet
Simple Name
amulet
Full Name
pendant amulet, bell clapper?
Period Classification
Classical - 500-336 BC; Hellenistic - 336-146 BC
Family Group

Material
glass
Collector / Excavator
Montague, LAD
Collection Site Name
Tripoli
Collection Country
Libya
Collection Area Region
North Africa
Collection Continent
Africa

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