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Fragmentary Bowl Base with the Portrait of a Woman

Date:
4th century
Culture:
Roman or Byzantine
Medium:
Glass, gold leaf
Dimensions:
Overall: 3 3/8 x 2 5/16 x 5/16 in. (8.5 x 5.9 x 0.8 cm)
Classification:
Glass-Gold glass
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1918
Accession Number:
18.145.7a-c
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 300
The elegantly dressed woman was probably shown with another figure. Her dress and the scrolls still visible along the perimeter of the bowl suggest her noble status.
[ 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. 62, pl. XXXII, 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. 186, pl. 200 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. 10, 12, 44, 45, no. 146.

Avery, C. Louise. "Early Christian Gold Glass." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, o.s., 16, no. 8 (August 1921). p. 173.



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