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Object Number:
29-128-1220
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Graeco-Roman
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Manufacture Location:
Alexandria
Egypt (uncertain)
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Glass Paste
Technique:
Cameo
Iconography:
Head
Eros
Description:
Glass paste, imitating pale yellow Sard: Broken on all edges. (Unmounted) Head of a chubby Eros facing. A leafy ? border remains on the right and below. Graeco-Roman, in a style associated with the workshops of Alexandria.
Length:
2.5cm
Width:
2.3cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
1220   -   Sommerville Number
GL01b (ancient glass project)   -   Other Number

Bibliography:

[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1877. Engraved Gems : Their Place in the History of Art.
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