Cameo Glass Fragment

Object Name: 
Cameo Glass Fragment

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Object Name: 
Cameo Glass Fragment
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 5.4 cm
Not on Display
25 BCE-50 CE
Primary Description: 
Translucent deep blue glass with small bubbles; opaque white glass; cast; cased; cut (cameo technique); polished. Fragment from wall of hollow vessel; decorated with upper part of bearded male reclining on couch or cushion facing left, torso supported on left arm, which is bent, and with right index finger touching lips. Upper part of robe has slipped from shoulders, so that upper arm and chest are exposed. In front of him, part of indeterminate element, possibly part of his partner.
Kelekian, C. Dikran, Source
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume One (1997) pp. 60-61, #65; p. 329, #65; BIB# 58895