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Glass figurine

Late Imperial
4th century A.D.
Glass; cast and cut
Other: 2 x 1/2 x 13/16 in. (5.1 x 1.3 x 2 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
Not on view
Translucent dark green, appearing black.
Solid block carved into a human figure.
Standing nude male with head turned in profile to left, proper right arm outstretched, legs projecting slightly forward, hair in tight curls arranged in neat rows back from forehead, strap suspended with pendants or small bells across back, over proper right shoulder, and extending under proper left arm.
Broken on upper proper right arm and legs around the knees, with proper left arm missing, and chip in back of head; some faint weathering.
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