Glass cameo fragment
- Early Imperial
- 1st century A.D.
- Glass; cast and cut
- H.: 3 in. (7.6 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
- Accession Number:
Translucent cobalt blue with opaque white overlay.
Body fragment of fairly straight-sided large cup or beaker.
In relief in white, lower part of two draped standing figures with bare feet, facing right; both with proper left leg slightly bent; intricate folds of clothing are carefully carved; below, a raised, slightly uneven, broad ground line; beneath, a second register of decoration, of which only the tips of two leafy sprays or branches are visible.
Broken on all sides with weathered and iridescent edges; dulling, slight pitting, brilliant iridescence, and creamy brown weathering.