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Plate Base with Peregrina between Saints Peter and Paul

Date:
mid-300s
Geography:
Made in Rome
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass, gold leaf
Dimensions:
Overall: 4 1/2 x 5 1/4 x 1/2 in. (11.5 x 13.3 x 1.2 cm) diameter of foot: 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm)
Classification:
Glass-Gold glass
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1918
Accession Number:
18.145.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 300
Pelegrina, flanked by Saints Peter and Paul, stands in a flowery landscape, possibly representing paradise.
[ Alfredo Barsanti, Rome (1918, through John Marshall)]
Garrucci, Raffaele. Vetri Ornati di Figure in Oro, Trovati Nei Cimiteri dei Cristiani Primitivi di Roma: raccolti e spiegati da Raffaele Garrucci. Rome: Tipografia Salviucci, 1858. p. 49, pl. XXI, no. 6.

Garrucci, Raffaele. Storia della Arte Cristiana nei Primi Otto Secoli della Chiesal: Volume 3, Pitture non cimiteriali. Vol. 3. Prato: G. Guasti, 1876. p. 170, pl. 190 no, 6.

Vopel, Hermann. Die altchristlichen Goldgläser: ein Beitrag zur altchristlichen Kunst- und Kulturgeschichte. Archäologische Studien zum christlichen Altertum und Mittelalter, Vol. 5. Freiburg: J.C.B. Mohr, 1899. pp. 50, 57, no. 375.

Kisa, Anton, Ernst von Bassermann-Jordan, and Oscar Almgren. Das Glas im Altertume. Hiersemanns Handbücher ; Bd. 3, Vol. 3. Leipzig: Hans-Georg Severin, 1908. pp. 859-860.

Avery, C. Louise. "Early Christian Gold Glass." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, o.s., 16, no. 8 (August 1921). p. 174.

Weitzmann, Kurt, ed. Age of Spirituality: Late Antique and Early Christian Art, Third to Seventh Century. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1979. no. 510, p. 572.

Bagnoli, Martina, Holger A. Klein, C. Griffith Mann, and James Robinson, ed. Treasures of Heaven: Saints, Relics, and Devotion in Medieval Europe. Cleveland, Baltimore, and London: Cleveland Museum of Art, 2010. no. 10, p. 35.



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