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Glass cameo panel fragment

Period:
Early Imperial, Augustan or early Julio-Claudian
Date:
ca. A.D. 1–25
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; cast and carved
Dimensions:
Overall: 3 3/4 x 2 5/8 in. (9.5 x 6.7 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1918
Accession Number:
18.145.38b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent deep purple, appearing black with opaque white overlay.
Thick, flat panel.
Decoration in deep relief, comprising a floral scroll with tendrils and leaves.
Broken on all sides with weathered edges; one large weathered bubble on surface; pitting, dulling, thick creamy weathering, and iridescence.

This is part of a large revetment panel decorated with acanthus scrolls, similar to another fragment (18.145.38a) on display in the Augustan Gallery (Gallery 166). Indeed, it may well belong to the same panel.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1923. "Classical Department: Miscellaneous Accessions." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 18(5): p. 127.

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