Cast from a Greek metal relief of the 3rd century B.C. Below, youth with phiale and cornucopia, seated woman crowned by flying Eros, woman with cornucopia Above, stars and caps of the Dioskouroi
The plaster reliefs displayed in this case likely served as models for Roman copies of Greek metalware. Such casts undoubtedly also inspired other kinds of Roman works, including intaglios, relief-decorated stone sarcophagi, and terracotta lamps.
Said to be from Egypt
Alexander, Christine. 1932. "Notes: Some Plaster Reliefs from Alexandria." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 27(8): pp. 197-8.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 129, 269, pl. 109h, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.