Cameo glass cup (scyphus) fragment
Early Imperial, Augustan or Julio-Claudian
late 1st century B.C.–mid-1st century A.D.
Glass; cast in two layers or blown and cased, then carved
Overall: 1 3/4 x 2 1/4 in. (4.5 x 5.7 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1911
Translucent cobalt blue with opaque white overlay.Body fragment of large cup with lower projecting part of integral handle.On exterior, below handle frontal head of satyr, with hair in tufts above forehead and to sides with proper left pointed ear, prominent eyebrows, broad flat nose, and pursed lips; to right of handle, panpipes suspended from leafy foliage.Broken with weathered edges; pitting of surface bubbles, dulling, and patches of creamy iridescent weathering.
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