Glass bracelet with impressed decoration
- Late Imperial
- late 4th–5th century A.D.
- Glass; drawn, tooled, and stamped
- Overall: 1/4 x 2 3/4in. (0.6 x 7cm)
- Credit Line:
- The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
- Accession Number:
Translucent turquoise blue.
Circular band with rounded edges and slightly uneven sides; convex in section with flat inner side; no visible join.
Outer surface decorated with a series of thirteen stamped circles, each depicting a lion facing right with open mouth, large mane, and tail raised above his back.
Intact, except for one weathered chip on inner edge; many pinprick and elongated bubbles; dulling, some deep pitting, faint iridescence, and patches of creamy white weathering.
Around the outside of the bracelet is a pattern of stamped medallions containing lions.