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Cameo glass fragment

Period:
Early Imperial, Augustan or Julio-Claudian
Date:
1st half of 1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; cast and cut
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 1/2 x 2 1/16 in. (3.8 x 5.2 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1926
Accession Number:
26.60.67
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 166
Translucent cobalt blue with opaque white overlay.
Flat underside; top surface with shallow relief decoration.
In relief in white, head and upper torso of a naked youthful satyr, facing left with head in profile and back in three-quarter view, and proper right left dropped before him and head slightly raised; he appears to be lifting a large circular object, part of which survives in front of him to the left.
Broken on all sides; dulling, slight pitting, patches of creamy weathering and iridescence.
The fragment comes from a flat panel of glass, probably a plaque rather than a vessel.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1928. "Recent Accessions of the Classical Department." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 23 (3): p. 82.

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