Medallion with Portrait of Augustus

Object Name: 
Medallion with Portrait of Augustus

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Object Name: 
Medallion with Portrait of Augustus
Accession Number: 
70.1.16
Dimensions: 
Overall L: 5.3 cm, W: 4.6 cm, D: 1.2 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1-25
Primary Description: 
Medallion with Portrait of Augustus. Opaque white on dark brown glass; white layer fused to brown base, then wheel-cut, carved and polished. Circular; white overlay has been cut in low relief in the form of a clean- shaven male head, seen in profile facing right, the chin slightly lifted. The hair is short on the top of the head, slightly longer at the back of the neck. The forehead is high, the nose almost straight and the chin firm. The ear is large and rather prominent. The image stops at the base of the neck. The workmanship is good.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Francken, Jock, Source
1970
Hoffmann, H. (French, 1823-1897), Former Collection
Clercq, Louis de (French, 1836-1901), Former Collection
Category: 
Charlotte Potter and April Surgent: Cameo Glass in Context
Venue(s)
Wichita Art Museum 2018-06-09 through 2018-09-30
“Charlotte Potter and April Surgent: Cameo Glass in Context,” organized by the Wichita Art Museum in Wichita, Kansas, focuses on the work of these two contemporary cameo makers in context of their historical precedents. The exhibition, curated by guest curator Vicki Halper, formerly of the Seattle Art Museum, will feature ancient and European historical examples of glass cameos, alongside Charlotte and April’s work. The Wichita Art Museum has a small, but growing collection of glass with an emphasis on Steuben, supported by the F. Price Cossman Trust. In addition to providing context for the exhibition overall, some of the requested pieces, especially those by George Woodall, have particular resonance for individual works by either of the two contemporary artists. The show is scheduled to open at the Wichita Art Museum on June 9th, 2018 and run through October 30th, 2018. There are no other venues planned.
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2003-03-20 through 2003-09-01
West Bridge Show
 
Portraits and Propaganda: Faces of Rome
Venue(s)
David Winton Bell Gallery
Octavian Als Knabe, Divus Augustus und Tiberius Drei Glyptische Portraits (2005) illustrated, p. 234; p. 246, Taf IV.10;
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume One (1997) p. 42, #37; p. 327, #37; BIB# 58895
Portraits and Propaganda: Faces of Rome (1989) illustrated, p. 128, #122; BIB# 42175
Recent Important Acquisitions, 13 (1971) illustrated, pp. 134-135, #4; BIB# AI93175