Casts from antique gems (9)

Artist:
James Tassie (British, Glasgow, Scotland 1735–1799 London)
Date:
late 18th century
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Glass paste; wood frame
Dimensions:
Framed: 6 × 5 3/8 in. (15.2 × 13.7 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1909
Accession Number:
10.33.6b
Not on view
Among the heads is that, at top, of the famous ancient figure of Laocoön.
[ Pirch , until 1910; sold to MMA ]