Cameo glass fragment
- Early Imperial, Augustan or Julio-Claudian
- 1st half of 1st century A.D.
- Glass; cast and cut
- Overall: 1 1/2 x 2 1/16 in. (3.8 x 5.2 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Fletcher Fund, 1926
- Accession Number:
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.