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Glass relief fragment

Early Imperial
1st century A.D.
Glass; mold-pressed, layered
Overall: 1/2 x 3 13/16 in. (1.3 x 9.7 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 168
Translucent light blue; upper layer of opaque light blue.
Part of a large square or rectangular plaque; flat, undecorated back, with grozed edges; vertical edges to two remaining sides (top and proper left side).
Relief decoration on front, depicting a trophy, comprising an assortment of weapons and arms: shields, helmets, spears, standards, sword, and quiver filled with arrows.
Broken and restored from two large fragments, with weathering on broken edges; thick creamy weathering on front, brownish weathering, pitting, and iridescence on back, and iridescent weathering on sides and edges.
Hôtel Drouot. May 12-16, 1884. Catalogue des objets d'art, antiques du Moyen-Âge et de la Renaissance : dépendant de la succession Alessandro Castellani. no. 405, pp. 59-60.

Reinach, Salomon. 1888-1889. "Les Gaulois dans l'Art Antique." Revue Archéologique, 12-13: pp. 37-38.

1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan. no. 469, p. 69-70, pl. 52.1.

Sambon, Arthur. 1906. "Les Verres Antiques." Le Musée, 3. p. 513, fig. 83, Paris.

Anderson, Maxwell. 1986. "The Head of a Roman Soldier in New York." Archäologischer Anzeiger, Jahrbuch des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts: pp. 133-34, fig. 5.

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