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Overall H: 3.2 cm, W: 3.2 cm, D: 1.4 cm
Not on Display
about 1500-1699
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Clear glass with dark tinge; surface partly covered with iridescence, the remaining surface apparently formerly covered with iridescence now slightly frosted; probably cast or sagged; roughly circular medallion curved backwards to fit a curved surface of the vessel, on the reverse the remains of the vessel wall also made of clear glass; on the obverse a head or mask of a face (the type of head is similar to Hellenistic and late Hellenistic heads of barbarians), the hair modeled and strongly accentuated locks (similar to Hellenistic sculpture), pronounced moustache.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source