Bowl Bottom with the Busts of Two Saints (Peter and Paul?), Glass, gold leaf, Roman

Bowl Bottom with the Busts of Two Saints (Peter and Paul?)

Date:
late 4th–early 5th century
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass, gold leaf
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 5/16 x 5 1/4 x 5 1/2 in. (3.4 x 13.4 x 14 cm)
Classification:
Glass-Gold glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.357
Not on view
Julien Gréau, Paris; J. Pierpont Morgan (American), London and New York (until 1917)
Garrucci, Raffaele. Storia della Arte Cristiana nei Primi Otto Secoli della Chiesal: Volume 3, Pitture non cimiteriali. Vol. 3. Prato: G. Guasti, 1876. p. 11, pl. 180, no. 7, pl. 182, nos. 4-6.

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. p. 52.

Richter, Gisela M. A. "Accessions to the Collection of Ancient Glass." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, o.s., 6, no. 12 (December 1911). p. 235.

Avery, C. Louise. "Early Christian Gold Glass." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, o.s., 16, no. 8 (August 1921). pp. 174-75.