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Glass plaque fragment

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; cast in an open mold in two layers
Dimensions:
Overall: 2 7/16 x 2 7/8 x 7/16 in. (6.1 x 7.4 x 1 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.372
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 166
Translucent deep honey brown and opaque light blue.
Rectangular flat plaque, with major axis vertical; beveled upper edges, grozed at top and on back surface.
Decoration in high relief: upper part of a draped female, facing right, hair tied with long, flowing headband, holding tall slender thyrsus in outstretched proper left hand. On back, thick undecorated layer of brown.
Broken and missing lower part of plaque, with only small part of left edge remaining; dulling and slight pitting of upper surface; iridescence and creamy white weathering on back.
1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan. no. 478, p. 71-72, pl. 53.3.

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