Chlorite pendant in the form of the head of an African (known as Ethiopian)

Period: Iron Age

Date: 9th–8th century B.C.

Culture: Cypriot

Medium: Chlorite

Dimensions: Overall: 3/16 x 1 x 3/4 in. (0.5 x 2.5 x 1.9 cm)

Classification: Miscellaneous-Stone

Credit Line: The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76

Accession Number: 74.51.5010


This is the earliest image of an African in the collection of the Greek and Roman Department at the Museum.